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Proper picture of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar[edit]

Someone must add his picture which is according to guidelines . He is a Nobel laureate .— Preceding unsigned comment added by CosmicEmperor (talkcontribs) 14:01, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Moving[edit]

@RGloucester: Next time you move an article, don't forget to also move corresponding talk page archives. I had to do it for you. Vanjagenije (talk) 11:16, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Featured Article Review[edit]

As was noted here almost five years ago, the article isn't up to Featured Article standards and should therefore be taken to a review. The article has in fact deteriorated since then with a variety of problems including the following:

  1. Poor quality sourcing has crept in, including from hobbyist mirrors, unreliable sources, hobbyist websites, outdated sources etc
  2. Synthesis of sources to stretch the meaning
  3. Random usage of images with no context
  4. Inconsistent quality of writing
  5. Undue weight to certain aspects, thereby affecting comprehensiveness

I will be compiling a more detailed list on the sourcing etc for the FAR. —SpacemanSpiff 10:18, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Haven't checked in detail to see how far short it is of FA, but even a quick spot-check shows issues of the type you list, and more. For example, in the Jallikattu section:
  • the first para is poorly written and unsourced POV OR that someone most probably just wrote up from what they have heard without consulting any sources;
  • the second and third para are cut-n-paste copyvio from this (cited) newspaper article; and
  • the fourth paragraph is disjointed with the rest of the section and it's unclear what parts are sourced/important.
And, none of the sources (2 newspaper articles; 1 collection of newspaper columns) are of the quality one would like to see in a featured article. Also, does this topic even need a section of its own, or would a couple of sentences/para be more due? There are also MOS problems with the section, but those are not even worth listing till the other issues are settled.
An FAR seems warranted. Hopefully though, the article can be saved from being delisted, or at least improved in the process. Abecedare (talk) 16:46, 24 July 2015 (UTC)