Wikipedia:Featured article removal candidates/Bioinformatics

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Bioinformatics[edit]

Article is no longer a featured article

I like the areas of application, but this important science article lacks a lot of things: It's relatively short, lacks of a history of informatics, current and future developments, names and information of people prominent in this field... But the main reason is that it has received only 3 support votes during its previous nomination back in Feb 2004. CG 18:48, September 8, 2005 (UTC)

  • No Vote. Even if there are only 3 support votes, that's still consensus. In addition, I dont think the article is any less deserving than, say, Blue Whale. That said, the article would greatly benefit from the suggested additions. --Alan Au 08:44, 14 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Remove. Aside from the above issues, the article is not effectively illustrated. The image of DNA is utterly generic and without relevance to bioinformatics. A simplified depiction of an alignment, or a screenshot of a bioinformatics program, or even simply some visual representation of a gene would be more worthwhile illustrations. --FOo 02:19, 21 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Remove, images are a problem, as are the see alsos scattered about willy-nilly, and the "related fields" section. Also seems like it could use more citations and has way too many external links. Tuf-Kat 04:05, 21 September 2005 (UTC)
    • I do however agree with Alan that 3 supports is acceptable. The original promotion was done correctly, and either the system failed because not enough people commented, or our standards were lower at the time (which is probable). It is a very nice article, but not FA-worthy. Tuf-Kat 04:07, 21 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Remove Everyking 05:54, 21 September 2005 (UTC)