Talk:Yabasic

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Notable[change source]

How do I make this article more notable? Help!

First you need to STOP RECREATING THE SAME ARTICLE! Second: There is already an article on en.wiki about the subject so this page could be a redirect to that or you could just copy/paste the sources from the en.wiki article (Not sure if that would be accepted here though...)! Barts1a (talk) 11:31, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
I got told off for redirecting to or copy/paste from en.wikipedia. HELP! I don't want my article to be DELETED!!!!!
Again, it's not the whole article, just the sources. The article itself could also use a bit of work... I'll get onto that... Barts1a (talk) 11:45, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

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OK. The refs are in there... now to improve the article a bit... Barts1a (talk) 11:51, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

May I suggest that you create the article in your own "sandbox". First, create your own user name and password so that people will know that you are willing to take responsibility for your own edits. Say you pick "George" as your user name. Second, cereate a new article page called, "User:George/Yabasic". Make your article there. (You can start by copying the article from en.wikipedia.) Once you are done making it simple, leave a message on Simple talk asking for someone to look it over and give you suggestions. Finally, when people think that it is simple, move the article from User:George/Yabasic to Yabasic. (Only users with signons can "move" articles, so that is another reason why you should get a signon.) I think that many people suspect that edits made by IP addresses rather than signons are "vandalism." So to be treated with respect, it helps to have a signon. I hope that this helps you. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 11:55, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
If you don't understand how to make your own subpage you can click here once you've registered and make the page there. Normandy (talk) 12:22, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

It is best if the first sentences of an article explains what the subject of the article is. For example,

Yabasic is an interpreter program that implements a version of the BASIC programming language. BASIC was designed by John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz in 1963. Yabasic stands for "Yet Another BASIC".

Try to focus the article on the Yabasic implementation. We already have an article on BASIC programming language. Racepacket (talk) 12:06, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Make this article better[change source]

How can I make this article better? Input and constructive criticism is welcome

Respectful suggestions: 1) Get a signon. 2) Look at the ideas in the English Wikipedia article 3) Try to focus on Yabasic rather than BASIC - perhaps explain the differences. 4) Give the history. BASIC has been around since 1963, but Yabasic started in 1995. 5) Please sign your comments by typing ~~~~ Good luck. Racepacket (talk) 12:22, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz are notable and have biographies on En Wikipedia. So, the names should be linked. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 12:42, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Should we remove the red links tag? There are not actually that many red links, compared to some articles. DJDunsie (talk) 16:35, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
    • Agreed. And  Done Normandy (talk) 18:33, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
      • Delete red links tag when 2 red links are rm. --213.107.74.132 (talk) 21:09, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

{{redlinks}}[change source]

Please rm 2 redlinks! --213.107.74.132 (talk) 11:22, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Game[change source]

Why not add a 3D game code to this page?--213.107.74.132 (talk) 11:21, 12 September 2011 (UTC)


Make this article better[change source]

How can I make this article better? Input and constructive criticism is welcome--213.107.74.132 (talk) 11:23, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

One or two basic examples of code is fine, numerous examples and complex coding is not really needed. Try things like the history or background. Take a look at the article on English Wikipedia and pick out things there? Normandy (talk) 11:41, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Redlinks[change source]

Why not remove two redlinks?--213.107.74.132 (talk) 15:51, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

WP:REDLINKS explains why. Basically they promote article creation when articles are missing. -DJSasso (talk) 16:25, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
Someday, someone will write articles with those three names. When that happens, the author of that article will not have to find this article to add links. Instead, they will turn blue automatically. Red links are not "bad." The way to fix red links is to create the article, not to remove the link. Of course, if the topic is not notable then the link could be removed. Similarly, if the article exists but has a slightly different name, you can use a pipe: [[slightly different name|text of displayed name]]. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 12:00, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Improvments[change source]

How can this page be improved?--213.107.74.132 (talk) 20:34, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Move[change source]

A move was requested for this page, moving it to YaBasic. What are our thoughts on that? I would probably be against the move, as it doesn't look like that is what the developers call it on their website.--Gordonrox24 | Talk 14:35, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Nah, the developers call it Yabasic without the captital B. I have a feeling it might be a German term, because the website is a .de domain. Orashmatash 19:29, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Peer review[change source]

Positives[change source]

Well, it is an okay article. It has some good information.

Negatives[change source]

Well, I will list them:

  1. It's tagged as complex. Try simplifying it.
  2. All of the references in the article are for 1 sentence. References are supposed to come after the sentence that they source, not altogether at the bottom.
  3. You told us to "study" a bit of code. Can you find a better word?
  4. It doesn't really give much information about how to use it. While the information it does give is of good quality, there is much more that could be put in.
  5. I don't think anyone would vote for it to become a GA. It doesn't yet meet the criteria. But keep trying...

Conclusion[change source]

It's fine all-round, but references should be fixed, the English simplified, and some more information would make it better. An infobox might be good too. <br\>I will keep checking on this article to see its progress. Regards, Orashmatash (tc) 19:22, 28 September 2011 (UTC)