Talk:Thousands take to streets protesting 'ratbag's Bedroom Tax

Latest comment: 9 years ago by Pi zero in topic typo

OR Notes

  • Got to St. Andrew's square just after noon, people were spread out all over the square's gardens.
  • Followed the march down to Parliament, as-documented with the photos.
  • Some inline OR notes on specific points in the relatively brief article text. --Brian McNeil / talk 17:06, 31 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

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I expect a robust discussion stemming from subbing this for FA status. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:27, 6 May 2013 (UTC)Reply

Missing an important detail


What actually is the bedroom tax? The description of it in this article is woefully vague and incomplete. Njaard (talk) 20:07, 27 July 2013 (UTC)Reply

The description in the article is clear and concise, providing relevant context for the news focus of the article, which is the protest. Perhaps you're thinking of how you'd write an encyclopedia article on the subject (supposing you could get an encyclopedia article on this manifestly newsworthy event to meet Wikipedia's encyclopedic noteworthiness criterion). --Pi zero (talk) 20:35, 27 July 2013 (UTC)Reply
I must agree with Njaard. The sentence describing the Bedroom Tax does not feature prominently, with insinuation as to the topic of the protest, without its explication, for the first two and a half paragraphs. Where it describes the bedroom tax, it does so in an very long and hard-to-parse clause subjugated to "those demonstrating equate X, with the 'poll tax' which saw riots in England during Margaret Thatcher's time as Prime Minister." It's sets a very poor standard of writing for a Featured Article. No, I don't think Njaard expected an encyclopedia article; rather something as intelligible as one might find within mainstream journalism. Yet when there's no encyclopedia article linked to to explicate the concept, surely this description should be a higher priority of the journalism. (talk) 02:17, 14 August 2013 (UTC)Reply
Not logging in when posting such nonsense, I see. --Pi zero (talk) 02:44, 14 August 2013 (UTC)Reply



{{editprotected}} noticable ...--Billymac00 (talk) 22:51, 11 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

  Done --Pi zero (talk) 22:55, 11 September 2014 (UTC)Reply
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