Talk:Puerto Rico governor announces resignation following protests

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Third-party remarks to reviewer during reviewEdit

@Pi zero: just a few thoughts. 1) the former Secretary of State would be good, 2) the protesters accused’ statement just don’t sit well even with the source, no example of what he actually said, and 4) and the last paragraph should be truncated since the focus on the resignation which was very well done up to that point. Sorry forgot to long in there. AZOperator (talk) 16:14, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

Review of revision 4495026 [Passed]Edit



Rosselló is the 12th governor, not the 11th. Does this warrant a {{correction}}? —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 10:57, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

That would be a factual error, so yes. --Pi zero (talk) 13:12, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
I may have spoken too soon... --Pi zero (talk) 13:20, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
@Mikemoral: I'm thinking now, it's not an error. If you count by consecutive stretches as governor, then, yes, he's the 12th. But Rafael Hernández Colón served two non-consecutive stints as governor; so if you count by people, Rosselló is the 11th. Was this intentional? Probably yes; it comes from the El Nuevo Día article, which appears to me to be quite high-quality prepared material. --Pi zero (talk) 13:41, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: But Grover Cleveland served 2 non-consecutive terms as President, and Trump is still referred to as #45, not #44 --DannyS712 (talk) 18:25, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
That used to bother me, yes. Whether it was conventional for the POTUS a hundred-plus years ago, idk, nor what is conventional for the governorship of Puerto Rico. If I'd caught this during review (which I feel I should have), or if we'd caught it within 24 hours after publication, I'd have tried to tweak the wording; perhaps the eleventh person to become governor?

Separate from the question of whether or not it's "wrong", there's whether or not it could be misleading. We may want a {{correction}}, or something like one, to clarify the point. --Pi zero (talk) 18:54, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

@Pi zero, DannyS712: Perhaps we can change the wording to "Rosselló is the eleventh person to serve as Puerto Rico's governor, beginning on January 2, 2017". —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 00:47, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

Sure, rather than saying the 11th or 12th governor, saying they are the 11th person clears up the ambiguity. --DannyS712 (talk) 00:48, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
That would be "was" rather than "is", but my immediate thought is any of these changes violates the archive policy. I plan to sleep on it. --Pi zero (talk) 01:11, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
At the time, Rosselló was still governor; he didn't resign until Aug. 2 last week, so it would have been accurate then. —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 01:17, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

@Pi zero, DannyS712: For a correction, I would suggest: "This article refers to Ricardo Rossello as the eleventh governor of Puerto Rico. While he is the eleventh person to serve as governor, there has been twelve governorships." I think someone could come up with something better. —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 08:54, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

I've issued the correction, I know Pi zero has taken a look already, though I've edited it after them, to change the label to "Clarification" rather than correction. —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 06:40, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
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