FamilySearch Wiki:Featured article criteria

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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—  
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A &lt;a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Featured Articles"&gt;featured article&lt;/a&gt; exemplifies our very best work and is distinguished by professional standards of writing, presentation, and sourcing. In addition to meeting the &lt;a href="FamilySearch Wiki:List of policies#CONPOL"&gt;policies regarding content&lt;/a&gt; for all FamilySearch Wiki articles, it has the following attributes. It is—  
<ol><li><ul><li>(a) <b>well-written:</b> 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;  
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#*(a) '''well-written:''' its prose is engaging, even brilliant, and of a professional standard;  
</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>;  
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#*(b) '''comprehensive:''' it neglects no major facts or details and places the subject in context;  
</li><li>(d) <b>neutral:</b> it presents views <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Neutral point of view">fairly and without bias</a>; and  
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#*(c) '''well-researched''': it is a thorough and representative survey of the relevant literature. Claims are &lt;a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Verifiability"&gt;verifiable&lt;/a&gt; against high-quality &lt;a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Verifiability#Reliable_sources"&gt;reliable sources&lt;/a&gt; and are supported by inline citations &lt;a href="FamilySearch Wiki:When to cite"&gt;where appropriate&lt;/a&gt;;  
</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.
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#*(d) '''neutral:''' it presents views &lt;a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Neutral point of view"&gt;fairly and without bias&lt;/a&gt;; and  
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#*(e) '''stable:''' it is not subject to ongoing &lt;a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Edit war"&gt;edit wars&lt;/a&gt; and its content does not change significantly from day to day, except in response to the featured article process.
</li><li>It follows the <a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style">style guidelines</a>, including the provision of—  
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#It follows the &lt;a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style"&gt;style guidelines&lt;/a&gt;, including the provision of—  
<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;  
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#*(a) '''a lead''': a concise &lt;a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose and Appropriate Topics"&gt;lead section&lt;/a&gt; that summarizes the topic and prepares the reader for the detail in the subsequent sections;  
</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  
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#*(b) '''appropriate structure''': a system of hierarchical &lt;a href="Help:Section"&gt;section headings&lt;/a&gt; and a substantial but not overwhelming table of contents; and  
</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.
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#*(c) '''consistent citations''': where required by criterion 1c, consistently formatted inline citations using either footnotes <small>(&lt;a href="https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Cite_Your_Sources_(Source_Footnotes)"&gt;<nowiki>&lt;ref&gt;Smith 2007, p. 1.&lt;/ref&gt;</nowiki>&lt;/a&gt;)</small> or Harvard referencing <small>(Smith 2007, p. 1)</small>—see &lt;a href="Citations (Mills Style)"&gt;citing sources&lt;/a&gt; for suggestions on formatting references; for articles with footnotes, the <IMG class=FCK__MWTemplate src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width=1 height=1 _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="3" _fck_mw_template="true"> format is recommended. The use of citation templates is not required.
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#'''Media.''' It has &lt;a href="Help:Selecting images for the Wiki"&gt;images&lt;/a&gt; and other media where appropriate, with succinct &lt;a href="Help:Naming conventions"&gt;captions,&lt;/a&gt; <!-- brief and useful [[FamilySearch Wiki:Alternative text for images|alt text]] when feasible, -->and &lt;a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/"&gt;acceptable copyright status&lt;/a&gt;. Images included follow the &lt;a href="FamilySearch Wiki:Image Approval Policies"&gt;images for the Wiki image use policy.&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/"&gt;Non-free&lt;/a&gt; images or media must satisfy the &lt;a href="Access Codes"&gt;criteria for inclusion of non-free content and&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href="https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Access_Codes"&gt;be labeled accordingly&lt;/a&gt;.  
</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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#'''Length.''' It stays focused on the main topic without going into unnecessary detail (see &lt;a href="https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Help:Editing_pages"&gt;summary style).&lt;/a&gt;
</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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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 <IMG class=FCK__MWTemplate src="https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/extensions/FCKeditor/fckeditor/editor/images/spacer.gif" width=1 height=1 _fckfakelement="true" _fckrealelement="3" _fck_mw_template="true"> 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>

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