Talk:Dusky dolphin

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March 30, 2011Good article nomineeListed

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THAT PIC IS NOT OF DUSKY DOLPHINS! THEY'RE PACIFIC WHITE SIDED DOLPHINS, CLOSE RELATIVES OF THE DUSKIES! C'MON! GET IT RIGHT! IF YOU WANT TO SEE SOME REAL DUSKY DOLPHINS, GO TO http://groups.msn.com/Duskydolphins. please change the pic! User:203.109.157.194

Thanks for letting us know. I am sure it was an honest mistake. I saw that you replaced the pic with one called dusky.jpg. That didn't work for me (can't find the pic on our server). If you have images (e.g. do you own the copyright on any of the excellent images at that msn site?) that you would be willing to licence to the Wikipedia, then brilliant, we need them bad! Please give me a shout if you need a hand with uploading them and so on. Pete 07:41, 17 Oct 2003 (UTC)

WP:CETA capitalisation discussion[edit]

GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: Casliber (talk · contribs) 21:18, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

OK, let's go. I'll do straightfoward changes as I go, and make sure you take a look at the edit summaries which explain what I do (I might miss a few examples, so if you catch others all the better). I'll jot queries below: Casliber (talk · contribs) 21:18, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Dusky dolphins are known for their remarkable acrobatics.. - better to keep all singular if possible rather than switch singular/plural
Done
ref 4 needs initials of first names to have fullstops after them (check other refs too), and the species name should be italicized in the ref title.
make ref formatting consistent - Smith, J.; Jones, F.; and so on...(i.e. remove & etc) Refs 28 (fullstops after initials), Ref 26 (names in surname, first name order etc.), and more
Done
standardise page ranges in references - I read somewhere on MOS that two digits is best in ranges within the 100 so to speak - i.e. 105-08, not 105-108, nor 105-8. Looks good. internally consistent is most important thing here.
Done
have a read and take a pick where you want echolocation to link to - possibly animal echolocation. Also, braodband I think needs a link to a page or wiktionary definition or something.
Done
I was surprised to see that the first link to genus was way down in the Description. I suspect some mention of the dusky dolphin's placement in the genus should be in the taxonomy section. Err, better, I might look into this some more. Casliber (talk · contribs) 01:09, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
Done
FYI, I linked circumpolar to the wiktionary definition as it was better than the circumpolar wikipedia page which was a disambiguation.
although currents catches have dropped from ones in the 1970s... "although current catches have dropped from ones in the 1970s" ?
Done
any information on colouration of immature dolphins for the Description section?
Not done: Couldn't find anything

Okay - getting there/ Have to hop off now. Back later. Casliber (talk · contribs) 01:09, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Okay this paper is interesting. I've read the fulltext and it shows the closest species obliquidens as a sister taxon. It is mentioned on hte [[Lagenorhynchus page, but needs to be mentioned on this one in a way that is relevant to the species. The May-Collado paper should be looked at too.

Done

I also found this with a good bit on dusky dolphins - goos stuff about skull morphology. If you can't see the preview pages I will add, but it would be good for you to take a look if you can. Also this is a pointer to other material. Casliber (talk · contribs) 14:24, 23 March 2011 (UTC) Not done: Don't have the pages. LittleJerry (talk) 23:17, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Funny how google books does that. I'll add the stuff myself. Some cool stuff there. I need to do a bit of scouring around to look at comprehensiveness. Casliber (talk · contribs) 10:44, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
Nevermind, I found them. Done LittleJerry (talk) 01:42, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Comment - Sorry to jump in, but by skimming the article, I've noticed inconsistencies regarding capitalization. Some places, particularly the lede, use "Dusky dolphin", while other sections simply put "dusky dolphin." Not a huge issue at all, but should be fixed. WhiteArcticWolf (talk) 19:31, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Agree - consensus is now for lower case - I'd do it but am the reviewer and having issues with (lack of) free time over this weekend. Anyone is welcome to lowercase it all. Casliber (talk · contribs) 21:53, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
Done

One cite needed tag and I think we're done then. Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:06, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

Done LittleJerry (talk) 14:10, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

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Pass or Fail: - look, it's now broad, but has a little way to go before being comprehensive for FAC. Despite this, it qualifies under the GA criteria and is a good staging point for a future push to FA status. Casliber (talk · contribs) 23:03, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

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