Almost there. The only sections really lacking are the Background information and the Appendices. However, the Biography contains a lot of non-essential information on Peter and Tracy's storylines where Ken wasn't that involved and could be moved to Relationships - say a section there for each of Ken's children. Given his longevity, we should be aiming to trim the Biography as much as possible. Wendy Crozier's return in 2012 isn't mentioned at all, nor is Ken's work as school governor, so I have tagged that section. Lack of images in Relationships.
Huge omissions from biography. Currently begins at 1979 but everything from before 2012 needs expansion. Personality, Relationships and Appendices are still to be added. Background information is bare-bones.
Expansion needed particularly in relationship sections. Biography is on the right track but needs a proper introduction and more info on 1964. No personality or appendices yet and nothing of substance in BGI.
Biography in good shape, hitting nearly all the major beats with the only omissions being Steve's affair with Becky and his sale of the Rovers to Stella, plus everything after Ruairi's birth. No Personality, Relationships, Hobbies, Appendices, only one image, and a scant Background Information so still a lot of work needed.
Good but out-of-date. An update tag has been added for info after 2014 - Jenny, Anna, Jack's sepsis, the expansion of the garage, etc. Personality and Appendices are to be added and the background information is presented as bullet-points instead of paragraphs.
Biography is one of the best on the site. The only omission really is his work at the salon which is only mentioned briefly. Apart from the appendices and background information, all sections have a good amount of content, although personality and relationships repeat too much from the biography - here is where we mention the side-stories such as his and Kylie's battle with Audrey for the salon in 2012 and David finding Ivy's diary in 2006, even one or two non-essentials which could be moved from the biography to trim that section down.
Biography is getting there - it's good from about 1995 until 2008 with some major omissions from other years including backstory, the McDonalds' arrival, Katie's death, her breakdown and relationship with Lloyd in 2009, and her romances after 2013. With images and sub-sections merged it'll be finished. A great start has been made on the BGI too but it's nowhere near comprehensive. No other sections written.
Close to completion. All sections more or less read okay, but the details are in the wrong place - the biography focuses too much on the nitty gritty such as Tracy's feuds with Steve and Carla, displacing the information that belongs in that section like Tracy's jobs and marriages and how events like Deirdre's death affected her, and leaving the Relationships sections with no real content (the Deirdre and Ken sections are particularly bad for this, and I take full responsibility for this as I wrote them!) The Career section should go and BGI requires an update and formatting into paragraphs.
In spite of the solitary tick, this article is in fairly good shape. Roy's biggest storylines are well covered in the biography, though the paragraphs on Tony Gordon and Robbie Sloane aren't really about Roy and belong elsewhere. The BGI is the best I've come across but both this and the biography haven't been updated in two years so have been tagged as out of date.
Top marks to the biography; it's missing Leanne's backstory and an update for events since Spring 2017, but what's there doesn't need editing except at a couple of points to make clear where Leanne is living and working. Nothing else has been done save a very basic background section.
Aside from the intro, this hasn't been updated since 2010. The biography goes into detail on a handful of storylines (baby Holly, relationship with Jesse Chadwick, Colin's death) and ignores others. No other sections written.
Some parts of the biography concerning Tyrone and Molly's early romance and engagement are salvageable. Aside from that and the intro, there's nothing to see here. Ten freaking years since the last update!
The biography trails off around mid-2011. I've deleted a section concerning the Maria texting storyline from 2014 as it belongs in Relationships, once that's been created - it can recovered from the edit history then. Pre-2011 is fine although storylines from 2007 onwards are recapped in much more detail than earlier ones and there's no backstory included - her upbringing, bullying of Molly, early encounters with John Stape, there's lots that could go here. Background information is a fraction of the size it should be.
Biography is 80% there - the amount of detail is exactly right, and it's not too weighted towards recent storylines. More on the Lynsay King years and an update for the last two years will make up the remaining 20%. Apart from that, there's only one image in the article body and a small background information.
Bravo! Excellent biography. There's still a lack of clarity about where Nick is living and working especially in the pre-Bistro days but the storylines that aren't mentioned such as Nick's relationships with Natasha and Eva don't really belong there anyway so that's fine. Background information covers the mean beats and no more and as ever there are no personality, relationships or appendices.
Biography is off to a good start. The Violet/Dylan storyline and Sean's homelessness are covered well enough although his relationships with Marcus and Billy are very much skirted over. Then there's the every other section to write from scratch, of course. I've tagged it as having major work required but it's one of the better ones in that category.
After the intro I've just written, the article is comprised solely of a biography copied from Wikipedia about ten years ago. I've added section headings and appropriate tags just so that readers don't think this is our best work! A policy I'll be adopting with the remaining articles.
I'm passing the biography up until Peter's return in 2016 (it's most recent update), but it would benefit from more detailed 1960s and 1970s sections and, for the early 2000s, more clarity about where Peter was living and working (there's no mention of the bookies until 2008, for instance). 2008 onwards verges on too much detail at points, especially the 2015 section where Peter only appeared at Deirdre's funeral, but such info can be moved to Relationships when they're being written. The background information has been passed, though there is room for expansion there too. The appendices are presented as a list rather than tables. Nice selection of images.
A lot of work has gone into the page and there's some good writing here. Nevertheless, there are gaps in the biography, notably where Sophie's sexuality is discovered and most of Sophie and Maddie's relationship. It also gets a tad too detailed in the latter sections which cover her romance with Paula Martin (and yet, very little about Sophie's involvement in Sally's court case). There are quite a few tangents which belong elsewhere, such as the Ronan Truman subplot and the Rovers fire (which barely concerned Sophie). The relationship section isn't divided up into subsections and mostly regurtitates the broad strokes already written into the biography. This could be wiped and started from scratch without losing anything. As a whole, it's good enough that I haven't added the 'major cleanup' but it's on the cusp.
Biography begins rather abruptly with Chesney's first appearance. His early years are well covered (though the Sophie/Cameron McIntyre and Out of Africa paragraphs are not really relevant. Possibly the John Stape storyline as well). Detail trails off in more recent years but the only major omissions are his schooling and bullying, his work at the market (granted, it was hardly ever seen), his work at the kebab shop and the more recent stuff with Gemma and Emma. As things stand it's one of the better biographies. The page is hurt by the lack of any other sections though.
This was written in 2015 but besides being out-of-date, it's excessively detailed for the simple reason that Tim has been around for double the length of time now and the level of detail lessens the more long-running the character is. Saying that, Tim hasn't been at the forefront for a while so other than his work at Street Cars and the Gina and Duncan storylines, there's not much that's desperately missing. A relationship sub-section for Geoff Metcalfe is a definite.
Biography is in terrific shape until mid-2010 but there are whole years missing after this with no mention of Mary losing her motor home or working for Tracy. It's considerably out of date as well with the last update being in early 2017. As for the rest of the article, BGI is a bulleted list again and Other Information is hanging in there. It does have full Appendices though so that's something.
There's not much here worth keeping. The biography covers Beth's arrival up until she started dating Kirk but even that's missing her coming to work at Underworld so the entire section will have to be checked over for omissions. Since then we've met her family and found out about Darryl Parkins, we know enough now for a redraft to start from Beth's birth. Two of the three points in the background information relate only to Beth the character. Appendices only mention Beth's current job and home.
The Johnny relationship section focuses mostly on the early part of their relationship, missing the aftermath of Aidan's suicide and his affair with Liz. Aside from that, the article is complete and up-to-date.
Biography is very good up until the end of the surrogacy storyline. After this, it becomes more about Gary with paragraphs on his fake death and one-night-stand with Nicola having even though they've got buggar all to do with Izzy.
Pascal11 wrote this article several years ago and did a damn good job with it. The biography up to 2016 doesn't need to be touched so I have added an 'update' tag for everything afterwards - just the Tyler storylines, unless I'm overlooking something. Other sections are as bitty as everyone else's.
"Serviceable" about sums it up. A thin biography trails off in 2017, and a minimalist background section covers the 'what' while leaving out the 'why'. The address list is complete though which was a nice surprise. Even though I'd classify the pre-2017 biography as adequate, every line of it needs expansion so, in effect, this will need a complete rewrite.
Storylines are either covered well (the baby swap, 2012-13 stint, relationship with Bethany) or bypassed (backstory, arrival in Weatherfield, 2010 departure). Hopefully, this means that a complete biography is just a matter of plugging the holes. BGI, though brief, is only really missing Ryan's initial introduction. No images, peronality or relationships and the appendices are out of date. So it isn't horrible.
The biography adequately covers Alya's first four years, minus images and an introductory paragraph going over Alya's early life including her studies. The appendices and background information have been started but are nowhere near comprehensive. The last two years and all other sections still to be written.
A biography that's off to a good start, especially the oft-brushed over backstory. The MS storyline is missing and it needs an update for everything after July 2018, but what's there doesn't need changing, any forthcoming revelations by Scott Emberton notwithstanding! Johnny's address list is complete, though not his employment history.
Only Max's debut storyline with Kylie selling him to Becky is covered in detail, probably more than is necessary considering that Max was just a child and therefore not the one driving the story forward - Becky robbing the Corner Shop for example isn't really relevant here. The biography trails off after 2011 and nothing else has been started bar the appendices.
Comprehensive coverage of Gemma's "guest star" period in the biography - this should be combined into one section and trimmed now that Gemma has been around a while. The section runs up to 2016 when Gemma was taken on at the kebab shop so a lot of ground to cover still. The background information is nearly finished, depending on how much there is to say about her more recent storylines - Chesney, the quads, the introductions of Bernie and Paul.
The biography is a random collection of side-stories - Billy and Sean meeting the homophobic landlord in the Peak District, the modern slavery storyline - worth a mention in the article, but not in Billy's biography. The parts that form the core of his story - everything with Todd, Summer, and his brother Lee - are brushed over with a minimum of detail. Sadly this looks like another one we'll have to start from scratch.
Biography is in good shape though more detail could be added on key storylines such as the Weatherfield One and her wedding to Ken, plus Deirdre's introduction and backstory. Personality and BGI could do with expansion and Relationships and Role in the community (as Deirdre was a councillor) sections still to be written. Appendices are missing exact dates.
Biography is really unbalanced as the majority of it is not detailed enough (and not in chronological order, as preferred) and Vera's last year has too much detail, especially her death and subsequent mentions the latter of which belongs in other sections. A start has been made on BGI but that's it.
Biography does a decent job of covering Bet's main storylines, though her later ones are described in far greater detail than earlier ones. Again, important details like where Bet was living at various times are omitted. Vicky deserves a mention before 1995 and definitely the Charlie Whelan/Tanya Pooley affair should go there too. No personality or relationships yet and only a small background information.
This gets a pass but it's far from perfect. The language and phrasing used in the body of the article is rudimentary and repetitive, and the Other Information section will have to go at some point. I've tidied it up as best I can without a full rewrite.
Total rewrite needed apart from the intro. The biography is missing chunks including everything from 1991-1999, but the section on post-2005 mentions of Martin will prove useful when the time comes. The Background Information is in a similar state, going over his exit and return but nothing more. This may become a priority if Sean Wilson returns again.
Much of the information in the biography would be better placed in other sections, particularly the parts about Michelle's first relationship with Steve which is practically an episode-by-episode synopsis which we try to avoid as it doesn't make for good reading. I've placed Incomplete tags at appropriate points in the biography where there are significant gaps, namely mid-2008-mid-2010 and 2011-2016. Background information is off to a nice start.
Move along, nothing to see here! The page has more to say about Kevin Kennedy's much-expressed desire to return to the programme than about Curly himself. For the same reason as Martin Platt, this could be one to watch.
The biography jumps from 1997 to 2005 - nearly all of Janice's major storylines happened in this gap, so it gets a major cleanup tag even though the portion on 2007-11 needs only a little bit of tidying up. No other sections started.
Another article with a biography which focuses on the character's love life and pretty much ignores his work history and family life. There are significant gaps in that area too, with Jason's relationships with Tina, Rosie, Stella and Eva wholly missing, though the Sarah and Violet years are covered well enough. This will likely need a ground-up re-write in any case. No other sections written yet.
One section of the biography covering 2005-08 is reasonably detailed, though will need redrafted as part of a full section rewrite. As for the rest, there's just too much missing for anything less than a major cleanup tag.
The Casey affair is the only storyline covered in detail, and there are loads of gaps, including no mention (outside the intro) of Matt Ramsden being Joshua's father. No other sections started yet aside from a background information that begins with the character's axing.
The Biography is ported from Wikipedia (and in the correct tense thankfully) so it's readable, with all the main beats. We do like to delve deeper though and the fact that it's copied from another site is a big no-no.
The middle part covering Jim's first return in 2003 to the bank robbery in 2011 hits exactly the right level of detail. Later storylines seriously need trimming and earlier ones are skimmed over with events of 1993-95 - big years for Jim - not mentioned at all. A perfunctory background information and a wrongly formatted appendix rounds off the page.
Integrating the 'Other information' section, expanding the BGI and formatting it into paragraphs, and writing the appendices will bring this up to 'Good' standard. However it speeds through Ena's history so fast that I feel there's a far better page in here. For example, the 1963 storyline where the vestry is wrecked by Michael Butterworth had a long build-up where Ena had refused to allow a children's party to be held at the Mission causing everyone to turn against her. This goes unmentioned despite being crucial to the story and many other storylines are similarly missing context.
Yet another biography ported from another site, and one that doesn't fit our tone, I say it doesn't fit our tone (sorry, couldn't resist). Anyone working on this page should start off by wiping the biography.
Biography patchy until 2016, but pretty good after that. Anna's relationship with Owen is almost entirely glossed over and, despite the heavy detail covering Phelan's return, his original stint isn't mentioned. Appendices need checking for exact dates, especially when Anna stopped cleaning the Rovers.
Biography is very good with no obvious gaps. A few images will finish that section off. The background section has been started but is nowhere near comprehensive. All other sections still to be written. A lot of work to do but it's further along than most.
Two appendices, a hobbies and interests and a full background information away from 'good'. As another rush job from the early days of the site, however, a do-over would benefit it greatly. Minnie's marriage to Armistead is covered in greater detail on his page, including the Marple Lakes story - that should be mentioned somewhere.
Fantastic biography! One small change would be to start the story with Lloyd's birth and mention the Kamaras in the first section in order to set the stage for Mandy and Jenna's arrival in 2012. Apart from that, it's exactly what we're looking for. Other sections have at least been started, appendices aside. Good selection and spacing of images as well. Bravo.
That's more like it! Carterboi (and others) have crafted a fantastic article on Bethany and clearly done their research. Personality is tagged as incomplete however while it could certainly be expanded I'd still classify it as adequate, hence the 'Good' rating for the article as a whole. The Background information could probably be fleshed out too, as it only runs up to Bethany's re-introduction. Relationship sections on Callum and Nathan went over the same ground as the Biography hence their removal but Craig does deserve one. I only took it off because it was one sentence long which would have caused the article to be downgraded. Another image or two in the latter sections would spruce it up too.
A good article, but not quite a "Good" one. A completed appendices and a fleshed out relationship with David will earn it the promotion. Beyond that, there's too much repetition from biography in the relationships section - either trim the biography, or lose the sub-sections on Jason and Graeme. Possiby add a section on Rita too, as her interactions with Tina aren't really covered anywhere.
Surprisingly little on the page considering Blanche's popularity. All the key events are at least mentioned in the biography, ready and waiting for someone to come along and beef them up. Suggestions are to introduce Dave Smith before their reunion in 1976, and move the AA meeting and George Wilson paragraphs to other sections, possibly personality (a good place for examples of her putdowns).
The biography is good from about 2007 to 2015 but severely lacking in detail before and after that, with a jump straight from the 2015 live episode to Todd's exit and no mention of Billy Mayhew at all. The background information has been started but, as usual, it only covers the basics.
As one of the earliest pages written, this falls short of the level of detail we now expect. However, the background information is the only section where this really hurts the quality of the article. Two other issues are the publicity shot in the infobox rather than a screencap and the lack of appendices. A day's work maybe?
Not great. The biography does admittedly cover most of Eva's principal storylines pre-2017. The only glaring omission that comes to mind is Eva's split from Nick (in fact, most of their relationship). However, it's all condensed into one section and is really just the starting point for a full rework. Relationships and BGI are in a similar state.
Another one almost untouched since the early days of the site. Fails for having no appendices, a now-defunct 'other information' section, and a seriously brief BGI. The earlier sections are fine in that they contain all the info but they aren't great as pieces of prose in their own right. Possibly the worst image selection of any page yet which is another symptom of the time it was written when we had far fewer episodes at our disposal.
A very good biography, missing only Sunita's reconciliation with her parents and the resolution of the tram crash storyline where Becky confessed to stealing from the shop. The remainder of the article is as thin as usual.
A patchwork. There is a decent-sized biography however some chapters in Becky's life are skipped over - her debut and initial storyline with Kelly Crabtree, her re-introduction, her affair with Steve, the double proposal, the wedding day arrest, and robbing the Corner Shop. What's there isn't especially well-written with little focus or flow to it. The other sections have been started but are a long way from being complete.
Very close to making the grade, but the personality and hobbies sections could be better and relationships has still to be written - there's a wealth of unmentioned material for an Elsie sub-section. Other information needs to go as well.
The biography grows more detailed as it goes on, as her first three years are covered in three lines and her final months have four paragraphs devoted to them. Nothing is overly detailed, at least - 2008 onwards can probably be kept as is. There is also no mention of her work after quitting nannying, and no images. As for the other sections, a short background information is all there is.
Holy moly! The level of writing here is the sort that gives wikias a bad name - random tense changes, swathes of irrelevant info, timeline gaps, the lot. It's readable now and covers all the basics, but it's still badly written so I can't sign off on it. A start has been made to personality which makes a refreshing change.
Definitely the least good 'Good' article yet. It's very short for someone who was around as long as Val and some plots are the thinnest of story outlines - Ken's affair with Jackie Marsh being one with no mention of how Val found out. A revisit should include mention of how Val dealt with Ken's snobby friends including their row in 1963 when he went out with Marian Lund which was a big deal.
Sinead's page has been gutted to half its original size removing most of the repetition and irrelevant relationship sections. What's left covers Sinead's storylines adequately although there are a few too many instances of "so and so finds out about____" with no explanation of how they did so - these need to be checked over and details added. Apart from that, all sections need to be updated for Sinead's final year, a section on the Tinker family added to put in more about Sinead's upbringing (see the episodes just before her death) and the background information only goes into her introduction at present.
Bit of a strange one - the biography isn't much larger than the intro (and even has some of the same wording) however as all story beats are technically covered I have passed it. That's not to say it can't be greatly expanded to put some meat on those bones. The rest of the article is as slight as usual, with no relationships or appendices.
I hate to criticise this one. And indeed, if the article was just a biography, this would only be missing the 2012 surrogacy storyline. However, in being so all-encompassing it doesn't always tell Owen's story from his perspective, or stick to the events which most shaped his life. The 2011 storyline of Eileen stealing from Owen is one that didn't really amount to anything and could go elsewhere, perhaps Personality as it came during Owen's 'villain' phase. But this would be very much a matter of whittling down what's there rather than a full rewrite. Other sections are slim, as usual.
A few very minor issues holding this one back - the 'Other information' section needs to go, background information to be re-formatted as prose, and appendices written. There are better images at our disposal as well compared with 2008 when this was written, not the least of which is a screencap for the main image. The article itself isn't bad for an early effort, though the personality section badly needs examples to illustrate the points it makes.
The short biography adequately covers Kelly's one major storyline, on that basis I've gone for the 'update' tag for the bits and pieces from 2006-9 and her exit storyline. There's nothing else on the page but for a supporting character like Kelly there won't be much to add.
There's the beginnings of a good page here. The period up to Robert's split from Tracy in 2016 is exhaustively covered - there'll be a lot of unnecessary detail needing taken out here. Then, a major update for Robert's last three years. The background information section looks good, amply covering Robert's introduction, recasting and exit, so it gets a pass. Other sections are not started (personality/relationships) or in progress (appendices).
A short biography but one whose length befits the small role that Phyllis played. Most of Phyllis's storylines revolved around Percy so the lack of a relationship section does hurt the article. The Des section could be a lot longer as well. No other sections started.
The biography makes for a terrific read. There are a few storylines that will sit better in a personality or relationship section, particularly from the 2004 portion, but I'm happy to leave them where they are for the moment.
The biography gives a good surface level recap of Natalie's storylines, but doesn't quite work as a biography - there's no backstory nor mention of her marriage to Nick Horrocks, and lacks details on where Natalie was living, and the storyline where Kevin bought her out of the garage is missing. Also no mention of her giving birth to Laura after she left the show. Nothing on the rest of the page.
Violet's biography nearly gets a pass, though it is rather choppily written. More info on her relationship with Jason is needed - how they got together, how was she "seduced" by Charlie, why did they get back together. There's the usual problems of where Violet was living not being mentioned, other than her moving into No.11, and no backstory. The rest of the page is a blank slate.
The biography is pretty much there, even though the detail is slanted towards her last two years this reflects Molly's larger role from 2008 onwards. There aren't any images but I've granted a pass to the text portion of the biography, with all other sections bar the (short) BGI yet to be started.
Kate's backstory and introductory storyline are very covered. Somewhat surprisingly, it's the Rana sections that are most lacking although everything from the beginning of 2016 onwards needs gone through. There was a lot of unsourced information from the background information under controversies, with a sub-section about the "bury your gays" trope. When properly sourced, this can be re-added, keeping in mind that this is Kate's page and not Rana's. Address list is complete but Kate's employment history only has her work at the bistro.
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