Talk:Jessica Alba


I feel that Image:Costumehq060no.jpg should be removed from the artical cuase it does not exist. Oysterguitarist 06:41, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

VGA criteria

  1. The article must be about a subject which belongs in Wikipedia. There is no use improving articles that do not belong here, and better fit another wiki, like Wikibooks, Wikispecies, Wiktionary, etc.
    18px Done - Alba is a Hollywood star.
  2. The article must be comprehensive. A comprehensive article is not missing any major facts and details.
    18px Done - fully comprehensive overview of a 27-year-old star.
  3. The article must have a certain length. A minimum is 5 kilobytes, not including infoboxes, images, references, other websites, interwiki, and categories. There is no use in denoting very short articles as very good.
    18px Done article has 9.8Kb of text according to this, as of 11:01, 10 July 2008 (UTC).
  4. The article must have gone through a few revisions, possibly by different editors. No one writes perfect articles.
    18px Done 159 revisions by more than one editor.
  5. The article must be placed in the appropriate category. It must have at least one interwiki link.
    18px Done fully categorised and iw-linked.
  6. The last few revisions should be minor changes (like spell-checking or link-fixing).
    18px Done last few were all about the links.
  7. All important terms should be linked and there must be no red links left. Red links point to articles that do not exist yet. Usually the important word or phrase is only linked the first time it occurs.
    18px Done no red links.
  8. If there are any illustrations, they must be pertinent to the article. They must also be properly labelled.
    18px Done Images exist and are labelled.
  9. There must be no templates pointing to the fact that the article needs improvement. These templates include {{complex}}, {{cleanup}}, {{stub}}, {{unreferenced}} and {{wikify}}. The article also should not need them.
    18px Done - no templates.
  10. Content that is from books, journal articles or other publications needs to be referenced. This can either be done with <ref>..</ref><references/> tags, or as a list of publications. For articles that have references or external links on the English Wikipedia, there must be at least one in the Simple English article as well.
    18px Done all references correctly use {{cite web}}.

The Rambling Man (talk) 11:01, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

When will the voting for this open? - tholly --Turnip-- 20:41, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

A couple minor points

Overall, a very good article, but maybe a little tweak or three:

  1. Given that many/most bio articles tend to follow the layout of "Name (born, place - died, place) is a ..." we could move the second sentence into that format. ie. rather than the move of the date to the place, move the place to the date.
    Done. The Rambling Man (talk) 18:14, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
  2. Under 'Early life', it basically says: Her mom is of this ancentry. Her dad is of that ancestry, and she has a brother. The brother comment has nothing to do with her dad's ancestry and probably should not be part of the same sentence.
    Done, I hope. The Rambling Man (talk) 18:14, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
  3. Heading "Films" -> "Movies" - I should have caught that one. I think I got all the other film usages, but missed the big shiny one.. D'oh.
    Done by Tholly. The Rambling Man (talk) 18:14, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Just a couple little things that it could probably survive without changing, but it probably can't hurt. -- Creol(talk) 17:48, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

3. 18px Done - tholly --Turnip-- 17:54, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
Creol, you don't me to tell you how much I appreciate that approach! Cheers for your comments. The Rambling Man (talk) 18:14, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
Yep (talk) 22:46, 7 July 2011 (UTC)


  • Delink dates throughout the article per MOS.
  • She grew up in Pico Rivera. Article makes no mention of Pico Rivera before; add context and link and create Pico Rivera, California.
    • That wasn't there last time I looked, it's uncited so it's gone. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:08, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
  • By "collapsed lung", do you mean Pneumothorax or Atelectasis?
    • "I" don't mean anything. It's most likely pneumothorax so I've linked that. The source gives no more info. (As you know). The Rambling Man (talk) 21:08, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
  • For reference 18 we have {{Cite video}}, why not use that?
    • It almost certainly didn't exist when the page was written. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:01, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Don't mix American dating and English dating in the references and prose.
    • Actually, you can do that as long as you're consistent within the prose and then consistent within the references. Go see the MOS for more information on that. The Rambling Man (talk) 21:05, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
    • All consistent anyway, just in case you don't believe me! The Rambling Man (talk) 16:55, 2 May 2011 (UTC)