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Star nomination[edit]

Inspired by Marc's comment that some of our best guides are for places barely mentioned in regular guide books, I thought I'd give this nomination a go - aside from a short section on Dragør, LP doesn't have a single listing from this district in their guidebook. It suffers a little from being a really huge district (100km2/60mi2), but I don't think braking it up would work well, and 10 districts in a city of one million is already stretching it. My only major concern is the prose, so I would appreciate if you guys would go a bit deeper than skimming, and fix up the language where it's lagging. --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 09:54, 3 May 2009 (EDT)

  • Almost support. I fixed up a lot of the grammar, although I might have missed some, but I think I got it all. Anyway, it's a great guide, but it's feeling a little lacking. The tiny intro to the article and the lack of a lead picture are particularly glaring, and there's no intros to the Eat and Drink sections. There's also some problems with the map - the main one is that it's too small. Even when I zoom in, I can barely read it. Also, none of the Contact listings are on the map. However, I think all these problems can be fixed up pretty quickly. To your immense credit, I don't see any obvious lackings of hours, phone numbers, or any of those little but crucial details in the listings, so you've one-upped Peter there. ;) PerryPlanet Talk 12:58, 3 May 2009 (EDT)
Hmmm, the intro was not that much smaller than say Anacostia's, but I tried expanding it a bit - though it feels like repeating he understand section a bit. Lead picture, yup, need to come up with something there. Wrote up a small intro in eat, and shuffled the intro to the drink section above the subheader. Contact listings were updated on the map, right before the nomination - you might want to refresh or something? As to the size of the map, I'm a bit at loss at what to do - should I just make a bigger svg export say 2000 pixel tall instead of the current 1200? --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 16:50, 3 May 2009 (EDT)
Yeah, but Anacostia's intro was criticized too. ;) Anywho, I see the Contact listings on the map now (huh, could've sworn they weren't there before). Making the map bigger isn't that hard - you can just select everything, hit Ctrl+Shift+M, click scale, enter a number (say "25", that'll probably do it) in both boxes and that'll enlarge it for you. PerryPlanet Talk 18:49, 3 May 2009 (EDT)
My bad, what I meant to ask was if increasing the size would be sufficient, or do I need to rework the map completely? --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 19:41, 3 May 2009 (EDT)
I think increasing the size of the map should be fine. It's a good map, it just needs to be a little bigger. PerryPlanet Talk 20:05, 3 May 2009 (EDT)
Agreed. Just increase the resolution, so it can be printed -- Wikitravel Press recommends 1709x3008. (You can shave off the green park bits to the west so make it fit this ratio.) Jpatokal 23:08, 3 May 2009 (EDT)
OK, I've resized the map to 1709x3008 --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 06:09, 4 May 2009 (EDT)
Looks good! I support now (although I would still like to see that lead pic, but that's not a crucial point). PerryPlanet Talk 13:18, 4 May 2009 (EDT)
  • Support. Shit island populated by Amaricans, eh? I hope this isn't some elaborate international put down. Great article, and I have trouble finding anything to cavil about. One that stands out is the description for Madeleines Madteater—I have no idea what it is, what it serves, why it's so unique, etc. I made a few minor corrections to fit publishing standards I'm familiar with, like using mdashes instead of hyphens for parenthetical usage, and spelling out numbers zero–twenty. This could be an undesirable Americanization, though—if it is, please revert. The last improvements I'm left wanting is to see the sleep section ordered by price—with nine, I think there are enough listings for this to be useful; and for a short intro in the Contact section (or short descriptions) explaining what the listings are for (do they all offer internet access?). --Peter Talk 08:12, 13 May 2009 (EDT)
  • Support. Great article. Agree with Peter, the sleep section could be ordered by price. ViMy 19:36, 16 May 2009 (EDT)
OK, so I sorted the sleep listings by price, and no - I'm not masterminding an anti American conspiracy - at least not in this regard :) As for Madeleines' they prepare and serve the food as a theatrical performance (there is a photograph and a more comprehensive description in English here) - but isn't that what the listing is already saying? --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 12:38, 19 May 2009 (EDT)
The listing says "staging the food as a theatre of sorts", which to me means they set the food up to resemble a small theater stage with curtains made out of lettuce and, I don't know, use puppets on it or something. Just a wording tweak should fix that up. LtPowers 13:21, 19 May 2009 (EDT)
Hmm, I tried to rephrase it a bit, but I think it may just be a concept around which minds wrap with difficulty. --Peter Talk 14:09, 19 May 2009 (EDT)

Three weeks is up, last call for comments before putting a shiny star at the top of this one! --Peter Talk 17:04, 24 May 2009 (EDT)

Support. I love the neon monstrosity infobox! Just one quibble: pick a lead image for the article. There are worthy candidates in the body (excepting, of course, the aforementioned monstrosity). Gorilla Jones 17:52, 24 May 2009 (EDT)
Anybody ready to go final with this one? Just needs a lead image in my estimation. Gorilla Jones 17:18, 14 June 2009 (EDT)
It's now a star! --Peter Talk 01:25, 15 June 2009 (EDT)

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