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RfC: Is it misleading to say that 30 Rock was critically acclaimed "throughout its run"?[edit]

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This request for comments is concerning the claim in the lead section that 30 Rock garnered acclaim from critics throughout its run. AndrewOne (talk) 05:55, 9 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Yes. AndrewOne (talk) 05:55, 9 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • No. As per above: to use the phrase in the lede, it's sufficient to have citations for 4 of 7 seasons, unless there's evidence one season was "panned by critics" or the like. Power~enwiki (talk) 19:44, 9 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You have merely reiterated a statement from an earlier comment, without actually explaining what makes the phrasing acceptable. Please do so in "Discussion". AndrewOne (talk) 12:46, 10 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think this really kills any opposition to the phrasing. The sheer number of sources now supporting it is overwhelming. Anonymous5454 04:42, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
@Anonymous5454: In actuality, none of the sources support it. 30 Rock ran from 2006 to 2013. Sources one, two, and three are from 2007, 2008, and 2009, respectively, and thus they couldn't possibly prove the statement. Sources four, five, and seven simply state that the show is critically acclaimed, without further specification. Source six, which is the same way, seems to be on a website of questionable reliability. Source eight is simply talking about the second season and not the entire show. There are also, as I have explained before, multiple seasons that did not meet the threshold for acclaim on Metacritic. It has been proven before that the show was not acclaimed throughout its entire run. AndrewOne (talk) 22:37, 31 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


My arguments can be seen in the above talk page section "'critical acclaim throughout its run'". I posted three comments there, the last of which is to my mind the most pertinent. Several seasons of 30 Rock simply haven't been proven acclaimed by the sources cited in the reception-centered section of the article, and would not be reported by review aggregators such as Rotten Tomatoes as having been acclaimed. Therefore, the phrase is puffery. AndrewOne (talk) 05:55, 9 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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