Talk:Atlantic Ocean Road

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Name[edit]

Various seemingly official sites

name the road as Atlantic Road in English and not Atlantic Ocean Road, even though the latter would be a better literal translation of the Norwegian. Colin 't Hart (talk) 06:30, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Yet the one official book about the road calls it the "Atlantic Ocean Road". The article clearly starts off which stating both English names. Arsenikk (talk) 08:12, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Untitled[edit]

The original text said "8.274 m road". Well, I'm going to assume they at least mean kilometre! I went to the English version of the listed Norwegian web site and it also said "8.274 m" but I find it hard to believe they are referring to metres here. Can someone clarify? RedWolf 04:09, Feb 28, 2004 (UTC)

  • It means 8 km and 274 m as the Norwegian convention is to use "," as decimal separator, not ".". --hans 13:09, 30 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Much Much Better Picture[edit]

http://twistedsifter.com/2009/12/picture-of-the-day-december-10-2009/

Follow this link, please can someone put this image on the article. Thanks Colt .55 (talk) 16:27, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

A more original URL path to the photo is http://www.flickr.com/photos/29335203@N06/2929289555/ It has the permisson tag © All Rights Reserved and is therefore not allowed to be uploaded to Wikimedia/Wikipedia. Only photos which are free to copy and modify can be used.--BIL (talk) 18:32, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
Filtered for applicability these are the Flickr images we can consider uploading to Wikimedia Commons. __meco (talk) 18:54, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Is it not possible to ask the owner? Afterall, it will greatly improve the quality of the article. Colt .55 (talk) 00:42, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

A map[edit]

This article should have a map! --Hordaland (talk) 15:12, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Now there are two. --BIL (talk) 17:27, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Junction list[edit]

I won't formally review this article at GAN since Arsenikk recently reviewed one of my nominations (Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive), but I will offer this critique. Why isn't there some kind of junction list table for the roadway? Adding one that complies with MOS:RJL isn't required by the MOS section (1b) of the GA criteria, but I'd say that one should be added to "address[] the main aspects of the topic" (3a), namely what other roads it intersects along its route. Imzadi 1979  01:06, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback. I've now added a junction list, hopefully meeting the MOS criteria. Arsenikk (talk) 17:24, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

This review is transcluded from Talk:Atlantic Ocean Road/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Jezhotwells (talk · contribs) 12:12, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

I shall be reviewing this article against the Good Article criteria, following its nomination for Good Article status.

Disambiguations: none found.

Linkrot: none found. Jezhotwells (talk) 12:14, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Checking against GA criteria[edit]

GA review (see here for what the criteria are, and here for what they are not)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS for lead, layout, word choice, fiction, and lists):
    It runs along the unsheltered Hustadvika between the villages of Kårvåg on Averøy with Vevang in Eide, and is a fixed link connecting the island of Averøy to the mainland and Romsdalshalvøya. “between the villages of Kårvåg on Averøy with Vevang in Eide,” ungrammatical.
    '' Plans for a railway along the route dates in the early 20th century, but was ultimately abandoned. Ungrammatical.
    the work was subject to twelve hurricanes. Perhaps ” affected by twelve hurricanes”
    and was financed 25% by tolls. “and was one quarter financed by tolls” How did that work? If the road was not complete, no tolls could be collected?
    The toll road was scheduled to remain in use for 15 years, but by June 1999 the road was paid off and the toll removed. Surely you mean something like “Tolls were to be charged for 15 years, but by...”
    The road is preserved, is classified as a National Tourist Routes, is a popular site to film automotive commercials, and has been declared the world's best road trip and the Norwegian Construction of the Century. What is it preserved in? Please get it copy-edited.
    To the north lays the unsheltered Hustadvika while to the south lays Lauvøyfjorden. “lies” not “lays”.
    The road has a width of 6.5 meters (21 ft) and a maximum gradient of eight percent.[3] The road consists of eight bridge and four resting places, all accommodated as viewpoints. “The road”, “The road”
    Along with road from Vevang to Bud, the Atlantic Ocean Road has been designated one of eighteen National Tourist Routes. Missing definite article.
    OK, that is just the lead and the first paragraph of the first section and most of the sentences are faulty.
    Ok, that passes muster now
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
    Well sourced to RS, no OR
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
    Sufficient detail
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
    NPOV
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:
    Stabel
  6. It is illustrated by images, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free images have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
    Images licensed, tagged and captioned.
  7. Overall:
    Pass/Fail:
    This has to be copy-edited into good plain English and this should have been done before nomination. Fixing a few minor issues is one thing, and as you know I have been happy enough to do that., but it is really not good enough to submit such poorly written prose and then to try and fix it during a review. On hold for seven days. If no substantive progress has been made by then the nomination will be failed. Jezhotwells (talk) 13:48, 2 December 2011 (UTC)
    OK, this is good enough to go - an interesting article about an interesting road. I bet driving over the Storseisundet Bridge is fun! Jezhotwells (talk) 16:48, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
    Thank you for the review. I have now done two passes of copy-editing the text; this includes more or less a complete re-write of the lead and the route description, and moderate overhaul of the history section, which was in much better condition. Arsenikk (talk) 13:12, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

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