Wikipedia:Cleanup

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WikiProject Cleanup is a resource for Wikipedia cleanup information, to post cleanup requests, and discussion. This project covers cleanup issues including page layout, wikification, spelling, grammar and typographical errors, tone, and sourcing. All users are welcome to help edit or fix any page on these lists.

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2018 posts

Please post new entries at the top of the list, and please sign your posts

November

  • Rajasekharan Parameswaran - kindly cleap up the pageRajasekharan Parameswaran (talk) 10:01, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Lenape Park - bare URLs. Tinton5 (talk) 07:23, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Penn Texas - bare URLs/citation format clean up. Tinton5 (talk) 07:07, 17 November 2018 (UTC)
  • List of Muslim scientists - requires large-scale clean up: since it is organized thematically, several individuals appear on the list multiple times (e.g. Averroes is listed 6 times) - chronological order might make more sense; there is at least one Christian on the list; there is at least one legendary person on the list; there are at least two groups on the list (e.g. Brethren of Purity); many individuals lack dates and descriptions; there is not a distinction made between natural and social sciences; etc.Akasseb (talk) 22:43, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Yoshifumi Kondō – requires formatting cleanup, especially in the brief history section, which is all in bullet points. Rosalina2427 (talk to me) 14:54, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Old Growth (New Now) - public art intallation. References need to reviewed (most of them are self-published sources). -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 16:22, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

October

Note This article is at the AFC stage and has a COI issues. AmericanAir88(talk) 00:04, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Shriram Sharma - problems with puffery and full of really bad writing. I can't clean it up myself as it makes me too cross, so will do another article on this list for karma. Fish+Karate 14:28, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Temperate forest - not that informative, awkward phrasing (e.g: But in some temperate forests there are just trees with needles and do not shed their leaves during the winter, so the climate is a little different and not as cold.), too short
I feel this one is a candidate for a full rewrite, and I've while I've already done some, it needs a lot of work Armvis (talk) 19:53, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Agree with above, Armvis. Making a start. yellow tickY Partly done Would be helpful for interested editors to discuss on talk page. Tony Holkham (Talk) 11:43, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Lalji Tandon – This article has two references sections. The listed references after the first section have <ref> markup, with a separate references section where these are listed. North America1000 05:15, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done Fixed issues with the reference section. Expert editor should look at page to add some deleted info back. Tplaza64 (talk) 00:32, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Note This is a draft of an article. AmericanAir88(talk) 21:03, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done A Very Purple Ostrich (talk) 17:13, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Squirt.org - Created by me, could do with another set of eyes for grammar edits, prose, etc. Thank you! --Bangalamania (talk) 00:32, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Dinesh Dhanai - Indian politician. The article needs shortening, proper references and style edits (i.e. "he is CURRENTLY..."). -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 12:39, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Richard Moran (author) Doesn't have any citations apart from one and has several bare links. 344917661X (talk) 19:37, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done Tidied, and removed embedded commercial links. Badly needs references, but not my area of interest. Tony Holkham (Talk) 11:05, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Sailboat, notice on top needs to be addressed as well as other clean up needed. Tinton5 (talk) 03:26, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done Changed the list portion to prose and removed a few peacock-ish terms in the "Hull" section. I'm not too well versed on sailboats so I'd like an editor familiar with them to make sure the "hull" section isn't biased. --Madds212 (talk) 14:24, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Amazon Alexa, clean up needed, remove some original research, footnote # 69 is a red link and is not a proper citation. Tinton5 (talk) 05:10, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Bowling alley, expansion and globalization needed. Tinton5 (talk) 03:51, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
Moved to Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Requests. Tinton5 (talk) 04:42, 26 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Collapse of the Atlantic northwest cod fishery - reads like a five-point student essay, which it was, when it was created in 2009, and hasn't been significantly revised since. Could use reorganization into a history section, the attention of an ecologist, a greatly expanded impact section, and more citations. Allanaaaaaaa (talk) 22:34, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Cod fisheries and Cod fishing in Newfoundland - as with above, same five-point essay copy-pasted in and not significantly edited. Can reduce redundancy, either by combining the articles into one or removing much from these two and pointing to the first. Would love to have this decision made by someone more senior & familiar with the subject than myself. Allanaaaaaaa (talk) 22:50, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
  • St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School - reads too much like a promotion or advertisement for the school. It doesn't follow the same format as similar articles for other preparatory schools. The enrollment numbers, environmental initiatives, administration, and honor code are irrelevant to a wikipedia audience. Most articles for college prep schools follow a format of an Introduction, History, perhaps a small section about athletics, followed by notable alumni. User:accwyse
  • Malevolent - Lacks sources. Needs expansion. TheMovieGuy
  • John J. Bursch - Reads like a resume, looks like it was mostly edited by a single person. ChunyangD (talk) 06:50, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
  • The Open House - Needs sources and expansion.TheMovieGuy
  • Blockbuster - Sources.TheMovieGuy

September

yellow tickY Partly done Did some basic cleanup, but a think that the article is a candidate for deletion. -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 16:30, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Antisemitism in the UK Labour Party – issues relating to prose and scope have been mentioned on the talk page ad nauseum by editors on one side or another (FWIW, I'm including myself in that). NPOV cleanup and RS cleanup is needed by uninvolved editors. --Bangalamania (talk) 17:55, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Praniti need clean up. Already about more than two weeks.help to Clean up and please remove those tags. ATK55 talk 12:15, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done fixed some issues. There are 3 YouTube links at the article that need proper template. -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 17:06, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

August

  • French Development Agency: It looks like much of this has been copy/pasted from the French Wikipedia and then translated, with links to frwiki left in-place. French Wikipedia has a different style guide to ours, so things like smart-quotes and guillemets should be converted to straight-quotes and direct links to frwiki should be replaced with calls to Template:ill. Language-tagging should be completed, as well. — OwenBlacker (talk; please {{ping}} me in replies) 16:00, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Musical: The Prince of Tennis: Some information is listed under bullets; sources not formatted; one section has a list of every behind-the-scenes DVD ever released and I'm not quite sure what to do with it. lullabying (talk) 17:06, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Cowasuck, major clean up needed. Tinton5 (talk) 05:57, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done Eliminated unrelated info, added wikilinks, and formatted words. --Madds212 (talk) 17:45, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
Edited grammar and orthography werewolf (talk) 04:43, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done Filled references and added infobox. Now someone needs to fill the infobox :) Sorry, I am not a rugby fan. :) -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 20:49, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
Cleaned up infobox and added career stats. Clembathon (talk) 11:27, 27 September 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done Shortened the lead section --Madds212 (talk) 20:11, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Fix the Debt - US lobbying organization. "History" part could be shortened a lot. -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 19:59, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
  • MC Asawana - Nigerian comedian. Promotional language (i.e. "where he has met and interviewed almost every Nigerian celebrity one can think of"). References need cleanup and formatting. --Bbarmadillo (talk) 18:41, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Laura Escudé – cleanup for an abundant amount of external links and an excessive amount of naming names of who this person has worked with. Needs to get rid of some of that fluff. Reads a bit like an ad. Not sure if everything in discography/performances is necessary for listing there. Notability tag is up and should be checked as well. Rosalina2427 (talk to me) 05:51, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Drop shipping – cleanup for style and citations. Rosalina2427 (talk to me) 01:46, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
  • History of Sarasota, Florida - An article that originally was part of Sarasota, Florida and then split off to its own article. However, multiple issues are present such as verifiable resources and flow of article. It might be hard to solidify the problems but doesn't hold to get this attempted. – TheGridExe (talk) 21:46, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
  • John Stroud (director) - British TV director and producer. Needs references improvement. -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 06:54, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Arse Elektronika - conference about the interactions between sex and technology. Needs more sources, copies directly from a primary source at one point, and needs formatting work. Laurel Wreath of VictorsSpeak 💬 20:02, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
I just removed the section that copies from a primary source because it restated another part of the article. The rest still needs work though. Laurel Wreath of VictorsSpeak 💬 20:05, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done I removed most of the bullets but I am unsure if I should remove them in the final section. --Madds212 (talk) 17:25, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Kids Code Jeunesse - Canadian non-profit organization. Lead section is too long (almost an article itself), promotional. -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 20:03, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Lavanya Vemsani - Indian scientist. Lead section too long, some content needs shortening. Also added notability tag. -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 05:17, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
  • James William Hipp - US music educator. The article has bare references. The content needs to be shortened a bit. -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 20:28, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Anatoly Rubin - A survivor of the Holocaust and later of the Gulags. Some NPOV cleanup is needed. This article may require copy editing for Spelling and grammar. Karny.rubin (talk) 15:58, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done Still requires a lot of cleanup but I've started. Rosalina2427 (talk to me) 00:34, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
It is a draft, so why bother? -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 10:49, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
From what I can tell, it was an article, but got moved into a draft instead of being put on Cleanup. I want to take a crack at fixing it up and pushing it back live, but I'm not sure if I'm permitted to try. Looks interesting though given his status as an entrepreneur and brother of another prominent billionaire. Your thoughts, Bbarmadillo? -- MakersBreath (talk) 11:30, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
Well, given the undisclosed conflict of interest it cannot/should not be moved to main space directly, but should go through the WP:AFC. -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 21:33, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
I may be inferring this incorrectly; I apologize if I am, but does this mean that me or any other editor who might be interested in this draft must create the article afresh? If so, then wouldn't that fall under duplicacy? Again, I'm sorry if I sound stupid about this. -- MakersBreath (talk) 05:13, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done I've given it a positive once over. Cleaned it, made it live. But this still requires a second look, preferably from a different set of eyes. If anyone is up for it, kindly do take it up. In the meanwhile, I'll be working on this simultaneously as well. Thanks, MakersBreath (talk) 04:32, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

July

yellow tickY Partly done I fixed most of the issues but would like more experienced editors to take a look at it. The article still has very emotional language in breast implants scandal part. Also, as far as I understand, the company changed its name to avoid bankruptcy - this should probably be added to the article. "Compliance" part might also need attention. Looks like it has some very obvious facts (doctors should have licenses). --Bbarmadillo (talk) 18:39, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Map - Vital article in need of a big source cleanup. AmericanAir88 (talk) 03:30, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
  • GLAST (tokamak), article is somewhat disorganized. Some points seem repetitive, some require citations and and others may be too technically specific. It is also unclear if GLAST-II & GLAST-III are upgrades or separate devices. AquaDTRS (talk) 21:33, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Hey! Say! JUMP, clean-up for grammar, references, formatting, and cutting of irrelevant information. Sounds too promotional at times and there are signs of edit-warring. lullabying (talk) 07:46, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done Removed information pertaining to specific members and removed irrelevant information. Cleaned up repeated wikilinks in the body. --Madds212 (talk) 19:59, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done AmericanAir88 (talk) 00:14, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Bill Clapp - US businessman, seems to be notable, but the article has many unreferenced facts and the tone is very promotional. -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 17:42, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done Made article improvements pertaining to promotional content. I included some references, however additional are needed for unreferenced facts. ChrisD Strummer (talk) 18:59, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Rob Schenck - American Evangelical pastor and activist. The article has multiple typos and grammatical errors and also needs more attention/cleanup from someone with an Evangelical or generally Christian background. Lbr123 (talk) 01:21, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Olurotimi Badero - Nigerian doctor. The article looks very promotional, needs cleanup and attention from someone with the medical background. -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 19:38, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
I've put in templates for notability, advertising, etc. It may be a candidate for a deletion discussion if there's not enough notability. Rosalina2427 (talk to me) 00:16, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Abdul Wahid Omar - the original editor write it in a fan's point of view and the article was tagged as such. I've try to improve the article as much as I can, looking for sources etc but I need someone else to check and clean it up. Froswo (talk) 06:33, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Everette Taylor - The editor who created the article was found guilty of taking pay for creating a different article. So there is this banner at the top of the articles he created that says it was paid for. However the subject of this article is notable enough. The article should be worked on and the banner removed since we aren't sure this very subject paid for his — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aghachi7 (talkcontribs) 20:57, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Centenary University, formatting and source formatting need some clean up. Tinton5 (talk) 03:02, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done Fixed visual formatting and removed repeat wikilinks. Source formatting may still need cleanup --Madds212 (talk) 17:36, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

June

  • Suhas Gopinath – This article was considered for deletion, and requires cleanup according to the discussion. --Deepakhmwiki (talk) 06:50, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

May

  • Demonstrative - The first and second sections are basically the same thing, and both obviously written by a long chain of editors adding examples sequentially in inconsistent fashions. The two sections and examples therein need to be consolidated and made consistent. Justin Kunimune (talk) 02:00, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Ethnocentrism — Garbled syntax throughout is the main concern; see talk page. — ob C. alias ALAROB 16:51, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Latin Kings (gang) - Used to be much more organized but is now a confusing mess. Kausticgirl (talk) 07:10, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
@ Kausticgirl:If you can identify a date in the past when the article was not "a confusing mess", it should be fairly easy for us to update it to a state resembling what it was back then. ---DOOMSDAYER520 (Talk|Contribs) 00:50, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done Fixed and cleaned up sections. However the article is highly uncited and is a copyvio. AmericanAir88 (talk) 14:03, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

April

  • Akkai Padmashali - Indian transgender. I did some basic cleanup (references duplication) but more work is needed. Possibly a candidate for the deletion. -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 15:16, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Ugnius Kiguolis - Lithuanian businessman. I did some basic cleanup. Much more needed. Considered AfD, but found a Lithuanian Wikipedia article, so he might be notable. -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 20:26, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done - Added some more categories to the page Lucie Person (talk) 03:36, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done (still) - Added an infobox, and more cleanup done Lucie Person (talk) 20:28, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done Cleaned up reference duplication. --LichWizard talk 18:52, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

March

yellow tickY Partly done Tried to give the article a more neutral stance and did some general cleanup, but it could still use some better citation. --LichWizard talk 21:08, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Jesse Brown (journalist) - requires clean up, particularly on the long, rambling section on Jian Ghomeshi who was later acquitted of all charges despite Brown's continued insistence of his guilt. There is also disagreement on whether he is a journalist and/or if that is the best description of his current role as a talk show host.
  • Planck length -- Needs more citations, a bigger history section, more focus on conventional physics, a better treatment of currently unaccepted theories, and attention from an expert. I've already done some cleanup myself, but needs considerably more. cnte (talk) 07:46, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Cultural achievements of pre-colonial Philippines – Needs additional citations, may contain original research, relies largely on a single unreliable source, may not have a neutral point of view. Thinker78 (talk) 00:43, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Christina Battle - Canadian video artist. Most works and exhibitions unreferenced. I am not an expert in video art, so just tagged the relevant project and also adding here. -- Bbarmadillo (talk) 18:51, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
  • List of countries by firearm-related death rate – Needs stats corrected because many don't match the references. I have done some myself. Thinker78 (talk) 06:06, 5 March 2018 (UTC) Edited 07:19, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

February

  • Santiago Giraldo – There are two extremely long paragraphs and some information which is irrelevant, especially in the lead, with some present-tense alongside a lot of unsourced detail. Might be able to improve it a bit myself but I may not have enough time and I'm no expert at this, hence the reason why I've put a cleanup tag there and reported this. Broman178 (talk) 18:45, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Update: I have removed the two extremely long paragraphs, removed irrelevant information in first one (lead) and divided second one into smaller paragraphs so removed tag for lead and changed cleanup tag. However, more references will be needed later and some copyedits, reduction and expansion might be required in some places in the article, might be able to do some more, especially removing present tense, but if anyone else has other ways to improve this article, please do so. Broman178 (talk) 10:33, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

January

  • Vinylon - style and tone of much of the text is too informal/"un-encylopedic". 2Q (talk) 20:57, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Road rage - Many maintenance problems. AmericanAir88 (talk) 14:43, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
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