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</p><p>A <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Featured Articles">featured article</a> exemplifies our very best work and is distinguished by professional standards of writing, presentation, and sourcing. In addition to meeting the <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:List of policies#CONPOL">policies regarding content</a> for all FamilySearch Wiki articles, it has the following attributes. It is—  
A [[FamilySearch Wiki:Featured Articles|featured article]] exemplifies our very best work and is distinguished by professional standards of writing, presentation, and sourcing. In addition to meeting the [[FamilySearch Wiki:List of policies#CONPOL|policies regarding content]] for all FamilySearch Wiki articles, it has the following attributes. It is—  
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<ol><li><ul><li>(a) <b>well-written:</b> its prose is engaging, even brilliant, and of a professional standard;  
#*(a) '''well-written:''' its prose is engaging, even brilliant, and of a professional standard;  
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</li><li>(b) <b>comprehensive:</b> it neglects no major facts or details and places the subject in context;  
#*(b) '''comprehensive:''' it neglects no major facts or details and places the subject in context;  
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</li><li>(c) <b>well-researched</b>: it is a thorough and representative survey of the relevant literature. Claims are <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Verifiability">verifiable</a> against high-quality <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Verifiability#Reliable_sources">reliable sources</a> and are supported by inline citations <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:When to cite">where appropriate</a>;  
#*(c) '''well-researched''': it is a thorough and representative survey of the relevant literature. Claims are [[FamilySearch Wiki:Verifiability|verifiable]] against high-quality [[FamilySearch Wiki:Verifiability#Reliable_sources|reliable sources]] and are supported by inline citations [[FamilySearch Wiki:When to cite|where appropriate]];  
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</li><li>(d) <b>neutral:</b> it presents views <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Neutral point of view">fairly and without bias</a>; and  
#*(d) '''neutral:''' it presents views [[FamilySearch Wiki:Neutral point of view|fairly and without bias]]; and  
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</li><li>(e) <b>stable:</b> it is not subject to ongoing <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Edit war">edit wars</a> and its content does not change significantly from day to day, except in response to the featured article process.
#*(e) '''stable:''' it is not subject to ongoing [[FamilySearch Wiki:Edit war|edit wars]] and its content does not change significantly from day to day, except in response to the featured article process.
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#It follows the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|style guidelines]], including the provision of—  
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</li><li>It follows the <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style">style guidelines</a>, including the provision of—  
#*(a) '''a lead''': a concise [[FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose and Appropriate Topics|lead section]] that summarizes the topic and prepares the reader for the detail in the subsequent sections;  
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<ul><li>(a) <b>a lead</b>: a concise <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose and Appropriate Topics">lead section</a> that summarizes the topic and prepares the reader for the detail in the subsequent sections;  
#*(b) '''appropriate structure''': a system of hierarchical [[Help:Section|section headings]] and a substantial but not overwhelming table of contents; and  
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</li><li>(b) <b>appropriate structure</b>: a system of hierarchical <a href="Help:Section">section headings</a> and a substantial but not overwhelming table of contents; and  
#*(c) '''consistent citations''': where required by criterion 1c, consistently formatted inline citations using either footnotes <small>([https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Cite_Your_Sources_(Source_Footnotes) <nowiki><ref>Smith 2007, p. 1.</ref></nowiki>])</small> or Harvard referencing <small>(Smith 2007, p. 1)</small>—see [[Citations (Mills Style)|citing sources]] for suggestions on formatting references; for articles with footnotes, the {{mw|Extension:Cite/Cite.php|meta:cite}} format is recommended. The use of citation templates is not required.
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</li><li>(c) <b>consistent citations</b>: where required by criterion 1c, consistently formatted inline citations using either footnotes <small>(<a href="https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Cite_Your_Sources_(Source_Footnotes)"><span class="fck_mw_nowiki" _fck_mw_customtag="true" _fck_mw_tagname="nowiki">&lt;ref&gt;Smith 2007, p. 1.&lt;/ref&gt;</span></a>)</small> or Harvard referencing <small>(Smith 2007, p. 1)</small>—see <a href="Citations (Mills Style)">citing sources</a> for suggestions on formatting references; for articles with footnotes, the <span class="fck_mw_template">{{mw|Extension:Cite/Cite.php|meta:cite}}</span> format is recommended. The use of citation templates is not required.
#'''Media.''' It has [[Help:Selecting images for the Wiki|images]] and other media where appropriate, with succinct [[Help:Naming conventions|captions,]] <!-- brief and useful [[FamilySearch Wiki:Alternative text for images|alt text]] when feasible, -->and [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ acceptable copyright status]. Images included follow the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Image Approval Policies|images for the Wiki image use policy.]] [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ Non-free] images or media must satisfy the [[Access Codes|criteria for inclusion of non-free content and]] [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Access_Codes be labeled accordingly].  
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#'''Length.''' It stays focused on the main topic without going into unnecessary detail (see [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Help:Editing_pages summary style).]
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</li><li><b>Media.</b> It has <a href="Help:Selecting images for the Wiki">images</a> and other media where appropriate, with succinct <a href="Help:Naming conventions">captions,</a> <!-- brief and useful [[FamilySearch Wiki:Alternative text for images|alt text]] when feasible, -->and <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/">acceptable copyright status</a>. Images included follow the <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Image Approval Policies">images for the Wiki image use policy.</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/">Non-free</a> images or media must satisfy the <a href="Access Codes">criteria for inclusion of non-free content and</a> <a href="https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Access_Codes">be labeled accordingly</a>.  
 
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</li><li><b>Length.</b> It stays focused on the main topic without going into unnecessary detail (see <a href="https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Help:Editing_pages">summary style).</a>
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Revision as of 15:54, 17 April 2012

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To Do: Amend criteria so that it is appropriate for the Research Wiki

A <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Featured Articles">featured article</a> exemplifies our very best work and is distinguished by professional standards of writing, presentation, and sourcing. In addition to meeting the <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:List of policies#CONPOL">policies regarding content</a> for all FamilySearch Wiki articles, it has the following attributes. It is—

    • (a) well-written: its prose is engaging, even brilliant, and of a professional standard;
    • (b) comprehensive: it neglects no major facts or details and places the subject in context;
    • (c) well-researched: it is a thorough and representative survey of the relevant literature. Claims are <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Verifiability">verifiable</a> against high-quality <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Verifiability#Reliable_sources">reliable sources</a> and are supported by inline citations <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:When to cite">where appropriate</a>;
    • (d) neutral: it presents views <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Neutral point of view">fairly and without bias</a>; and
    • (e) stable: it is not subject to ongoing <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Edit war">edit wars</a> and its content does not change significantly from day to day, except in response to the featured article process.
  1. It follows the <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style">style guidelines</a>, including the provision of—
    • (a) a lead: a concise <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose and Appropriate Topics">lead section</a> that summarizes the topic and prepares the reader for the detail in the subsequent sections;
    • (b) appropriate structure: a system of hierarchical <a href="Help:Section">section headings</a> and a substantial but not overwhelming table of contents; and
    • (c) consistent citations: where required by criterion 1c, consistently formatted inline citations using either footnotes (<a href="https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Cite_Your_Sources_(Source_Footnotes)"><ref>Smith 2007, p. 1.</ref></a>) or Harvard referencing (Smith 2007, p. 1)—see <a href="Citations (Mills Style)">citing sources</a> for suggestions on formatting references; for articles with footnotes, the mw:meta:cite format is recommended. The use of citation templates is not required.
  2. Media. It has <a href="Help:Selecting images for the Wiki">images</a> and other media where appropriate, with succinct <a href="Help:Naming conventions">captions,</a> and <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/">acceptable copyright status</a>. Images included follow the <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Image Approval Policies">images for the Wiki image use policy.</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/">Non-free</a> images or media must satisfy the <a href="Access Codes">criteria for inclusion of non-free content and</a> <a href="https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Access_Codes">be labeled accordingly</a>.
  3. Length. It stays focused on the main topic without going into unnecessary detail (see <a href="https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Help:Editing_pages">summary style).</a>