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Russian Orthodox Church[edit]

Great article. Has good lead, has good images, factual information, and has references. FA Criteria. Tr5asd 20:06, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

  • Comment - Fixed wikilink to accurately reflect title. User:The Disco King (not signed in) 204.40.1.129 20:12, 19 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Comment There are no in-line citations, and first sentence needs to be fixed for clarity. --Osbus 21:30, 19 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Object:
  • Please expand the lead to conform with guidelines at WP:LEAD. The article should have an appropriate number of paragraphs as is shown on WP:LEAD, and should adequately summarize the article.
  • This article needs footnotes, preferably in the cite.php format recommended by WP:WIAFA. Simply, enclose inline citations, with WP:CITE or WP:CITE/ES information, with <ref>THE FOOTNOTE</ref>. At the bottom of the article, in a section named “References” or “Footnotes”, add <div class="references-small"><references/></div>.
  • Per WP:MOS#Headings, headings generally should not repeat the title of the article. For example, if the article was Ferdinand Magellan, instead of using the heading ==Magellan's journey==, use ==Journey==.
  • Per WP:CONTEXT and WP:MOSDATE, years without full dates generally should not be linked. For example, January 2006 should not be linked, instead change it to January 2006. Also, please note WP:BTW and WP:CONTEXT, which state that years with full dates should be linked. For example, February 28, 2006, should be come February 28, 2006.
  • Dates should use either 0 or 2 commas, depending upon the subject of the article; American-related articles should use 2 commas, while British-related articles generally used 0 commas. For example, for two commas: In January 15, 2006, this and that happened, while for zero commas, use: In January 15 2006 this and that happened.
  • Additionally, after a year, for consistency, a comma should either be used throughout the entire article or not used at all.
  • This article is a bit list-weighty; in other words, some of the lists should be converted to prose (paragraph form).
  • Oppose. No in-line citations. Pepsidrinka 00:18, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
Just a remark on AndyZ's long objections. While I appreciate the thoroughness with which you are making suggestions, and the many useful comments, the sheer size of your post is a little off-putting. Perhaps if it was laid out in some other way? Exploding Boy 06:15, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
Hmmm... I don't know. I originally designed a list of user templates at User:AndyZ/PR to save time from typing on WP:PR, but then I found that most could be applicable on WP:FAC. I don't mean to bite anyone, but am trying to list out the actionable objections that should be fixed to reach featured status. In any case, I'll see if I can think of a way to re-lay it out. AndyZ t 15:03, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Object. 1) No inline citations; the current references are just two external links - more should be added, preferably from academic publications. 2) The history could be expanded (for example, why is Union of Brest not mentioned?). 3) Not comprehensive: where is the section about structure and organization? I'd like to know how independent is the Church from the Russian government. Also, does it have any missionaries? 4) The 'Russian Orthodox churches' section desperatly needs photos. See also should be incorporated into main body if possible.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 17:37, 23 May 2006 (UTC)