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Considering this is one of Wiki's earliest FAs, it has held up remarkably well, and has even improved over the promoted version (unlike many of the older FAs, which have deteriorated). Unfortunately, it's lacking inline citations. The article is in such good shape that it should be possible to avoid a featured article review if citations could be provided. I'll check back in later. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:37, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
Funny you should mention footnotes, which was a big gripe in the article's FARC. I put a sour comment on the little gremlins in the FARC. My attitude toward footnotes has mellowed a little, though I still think they're often not necessary and always not beautiful. But just to get people off my back, I'll often add the little bugs. The problem with this article is that the original author does not seem to have the references available to him for those famous "inline citations." This is no problem for me, but the current mania for footnotes put the article on FARC in the first place. Casey Abell 13:39, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
I think I still have some of the books, but I wrote this a few years ago now, when Wikipedia was a much different place, and I was younger and dumber. I'm sure there is a lot more that can be said about chariot racing; I am not a classicist and I am not as familiar with the sources as I would like to be in order to add citations or more sources. I don't have the time or the inclination to add citations for the sources I did use, and if this becomes de-featured it would cause me no great distress... Adam Bishop 17:30, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
I wouldn't get distressed, either, though it's a little silly that a good article might get demoted just because it doesn't have gremlins crawling over it. Casey Abell 19:41, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
Citations are gremlins? What is that supposed to mean? How is anyone supposed to verify any content in any article without inline citations? You could pretty much get away with saying anything on an obscure topic and get away with it if it wasn't for cited references that others could check (to see if your writing is full of bullshit or not).--Pericles of AthensTalk 00:34, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
Article is lacking on subject of the chariot, esp. horses
The last paragraph of "Olympic games" could be very much improved by an account of the chariot. It doesn't seem that any other article provides the information I would expect: for example, the four-horse chariot, with two horses under yoke and two trace horses, the importance and mechanics of these elements--e.g. a strong right trace horse in a left turn, that kind of thing. Am I missing a diagram or any treatment of these chariot components and principles anywhere on Wikipedia? Wareh (talk) 00:30, 26 November 2008 (UTC)