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Style changes?[edit]

This article about Offspring seems very vague and unformatted. When searching for the band "The Offspring", this page confused me for a moment before I found the link. I will edit it when I have some time.

I agree. I hope to edit it when I have time too. There's a lot that can be improved. SamanthaG (talk) 22:55, 19 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Just a definition?[edit]

I'm not sure that this article is anything more than a definition, and unsuited to Wikipedia per WP:WINAD. ENeville 04:53, 4 October 2006 (UTC)[reply]

This is a debate that needs to be had. The sooner the better in my humble opinion. Not just about this article, but many many others.SamanthaG (talk) 22:58, 19 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]


Can I please add those 2 video game pictures in the article, please? User talk:Fangusu 19:52, 13 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Those images are not appropriate for an article based on biology. It's not even explicitly stated that the enemies you're adding are the offspring of each other. Doctorfluffy (robe and wizard hat) 15:39, 13 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Not to mention, those are copyrighted images and there is no valid fair use for them in this article. --Icarus (Hi!) 19:45, 13 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]
The standard for including copyright images tends to be higher. SamanthaG (talk) 13:35, 31 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]


I'm editing this page for a biology project but I'm unsure of things I can add, does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do to try and make it better? I was thinking about listing differents names for offspring of different species. Any thoughts? Does anyone even use this page anymore? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jstirn (talkcontribs) 18:51, 21 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Often garbled and incoherent[edit]

Much of this article is on grammatical and badly written, perhaps badly translated (from another wiki?). I can edit text to be grammatical, but only if I understand what it means. How about this partial paragraph?:

The offspring of an individual contains many parts and properties that are very precise and accurate in what they consist of, and thus what they define for. As the offspring of a new species, also known as a child or f1 generation, consist of genes of the father and the mother, which is also known as the parent generation. Each of these offspring contains numerous genes which have coding for specific tasks and properties.

As biology, this is clumsy and awkward. As English prose… Look at that second sentence. It's not a sentence!

As the offspring of a new species,
[also known as a child or f1 generation,]
consist of genes of the father and the mother,
[which is also known as the parent generation].

Removing the non-restrictive modifying clauses, we get:

As the offspring of a new species consist of genes of the father and the mother.

... Ye-es? So... what then? And what is "The offspring of a new species"? All this applies to the offspring of any sexually reproducing pair. --Thnidu (talk) 21:21, 24 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Almost a decade later I came to this talk page to say this exact thing. I have no idea what many sentences in this article are trying to express. 2603:7080:B63F:F95F:6508:FD6D:28BE:A5D0 (talk) 03:17, 8 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]