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{{Featured content}} {{ToDo|Amend criteria so that it is appropriate for the Research Wiki}}  
 
{{Featured content}} {{ToDo|Amend criteria so that it is appropriate for the Research Wiki}}  
  
A 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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A [[FamilySearch Wiki:Featured Articles|Featured article]] or Help/How To 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—  
  
 
#*(a) '''well-written:''' 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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#*(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.
 
#*(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.
 
#It follows the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|style guidelines]], including the provision of—  
 
#It follows the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style|style guidelines]], including the provision of—  
#*(a) '''a lead''': a concise [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/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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#*(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;  
 
#*(b) '''appropriate structure''': a system of hierarchical [[Help:Section|section headings]] and a substantial but not overwhelming table of contents; and  
 
#*(b) '''appropriate structure''': a system of hierarchical [[Help:Section|section headings]] 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 [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/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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#*(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. The use of citations for Help/How To article is not required.
#'''Media.''' It has [[FamilySearch Wiki:Images|images]] and other media where appropriate, with succinct [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Help:Images 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 [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/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 [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Access_Codes criteria for inclusion of non-free content ]and [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Access_Codes be labeled accordingly].  
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#'''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].  
 
#'''Length.''' It stays focused on the main topic without going into unnecessary detail (see [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Help:Editing_pages summary style).]
 
#'''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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To Do: Amend criteria so that it is appropriate for the Research Wiki

A Featured article or Help/How To Article exemplifies our very best work and is distinguished by professional standards of writing, presentation, and sourcing. In addition to meeting the policies regarding content 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 verifiable against high-quality reliable sources and are supported by inline citations where appropriate;
    • (d) neutral: it presents views fairly and without bias; and
    • (e) stable: it is not subject to ongoing edit wars and its content does not change significantly from day to day, except in response to the featured article process.
  1. It follows the style guidelines, including the provision of—
    • (a) a lead: a concise lead section that summarizes the topic and prepares the reader for the detail in the subsequent sections;
    • (b) appropriate structure: a system of hierarchical section headings 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 (<ref>Smith 2007, p. 1.</ref>) or Harvard referencing (Smith 2007, p. 1)—see citing sources for suggestions on formatting references; for articles with footnotes, the mw:meta:cite format is recommended. The use of citation templates is not required. The use of citations for Help/How To article is not required.
  2. Media. It has images and other media where appropriate, with succinct captions, and acceptable copyright status. Images included follow the images for the Wiki image use policy. Non-free images or media must satisfy the criteria for inclusion of non-free content and be labeled accordingly.
  3. Length. It stays focused on the main topic without going into unnecessary detail (see summary style).