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George Orwell | Result: Demoted to Silver[edit]

George Orwell (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs) – (View log)


  1. Requested by KarmaPolicecosmikdebris talk stalk 23:02, 10 April 2024 (UTC)
  2. My reasoning; the Bronze was awarded for an article which effectively no longer exists [I'd guess I reused about 10% of the main text and perhaps at best 50% of the ref links]. It is only fair that it gets re-rated. KarmaPolice (talk) 13:09, 11 April 2024 (UTC)
  3. ←§ Reichtangle (talk) 12:35, 17 April 2024 (UTC)
  4. Bongolian (talk) 07:58, 19 April 2024 (UTC)
  5. Terrikotaarmy (talk) 13:03, 24 April 2024 (UTC)
    I am a little confused - are the three votes in this section a vote for it to become silver or to become non-starred? KarmaPolice (talk) 18:53, 24 April 2024 (UTC)

Status quo[edit]

  1. The article is in very good shape but needs some cleanup. Most references are bare naked URLs and must be properly formatted. Inline wikipedia references should be enclosed using the wpa tag. And it could use some more images. Then, I think it might be ready for silver. I have no objection to maintaining the bronze assignment. —cosmikdebris talk stalk 23:06, 10 April 2024 (UTC)
  2. Yeah, me sucks at little things like that. I tried to do 'right' WP links in the 'See Also' bit but kinda crapped it up and then ran out of time. I couldn't really find any images for this page which would actually add anything to the article, though was personally tempted to put in Orwell's pic c1925 in which he's sporting a 'Hitler' 'tashe. I personally feel it's a solid Bronze right now. KarmaPolice (talk) 13:22, 11 April 2024 (UTC)
  3. There were a few typos I noticed. Carthage (talk) 13:34, 11 April 2024 (UTC)
    Yeah, I'm currently halfway between migrating PCs, this is the old one and my spellchecker plugin recently stopped working. Though you got a 'false positive' with 'libellous'; it's correct in British English [which is used for the whole article]. KarmaPolice (talk) 11:44, 12 April 2024 (UTC)
    There's been considerable cleanup of the page since the nomination, including of references. It's worth a reevaluation on this basis.Bongolian (talk) 19:49, 14 April 2024 (UTC)
    Yep; the goat's complaints have been satisfied, mainly down to the work of Rairyu75. Barring better refs [ie archive.is screengrabs of stuff behind paywalls] and/or some major new Orwell biog I think this page is now 'as good as it is gonna get'. KarmaPolice (talk) 16:16, 15 April 2024 (UTC)


  1. The content of the article is indeed good enough for silver, but some references are still bare links. That's my only complaint. GeeJayKWhere all evil dwells Where every lie is true 13:28, 11 April 2024 (UTC)
  2. The article is definitely silver-quality, but the matter of reference cleanup is one that's considerably too important to be ignored. I'd be more than happy to throw my vote in for this page's demotion when that matter is resolved, though! Sincerely, Postuhenin the neurodivergent doodlebug! (say hi! ^^) 08:11, 13 April 2024 (UTC)