Wikipedia:WikiProject Arab world/Assessment/Quneitra

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Quneitra[edit]

Self-nomination. I have a soft spot for abandoned/destroyed cities (Pompeii, Sukhothai etc...) and found this story particularly interesting, given its recent nature. This article had previously been the subject of some POV-pushing and edit warring. I rewrote it from scratch and greatly expanded it with a wide range of modern and contemporary sources to provide a neutral overview of a controversial issue. The article has been stable for some time, has been featured on the Main Page's "Did You Know?" section and achieved good article status last month. I believe it meets the FA criteria and would be a useful addition to the list of featured articles. -- ChrisO 01:52, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

  • Comment, a very nice little article that appears to be close to FA yes, good referencing. A few things though:
    • In general, I believe section headings are not supposed to repeat the article title (e.g. "Destruction" or "Destruction of the city" instead of "Destruction of Quneitra") (see WP:HEAD)
    • The website linked in the infobox does not work (at least not at the moment), is it still correct?
    • There are 2 redlinks in the article, would it be possible to generate small stub articles for those (not an FA requirement, but a personal preference of me)?
--Cpt. Morgan (Reinoutr) 10:56, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
I've modified the section headings accordingly. The infobox website did work up until a couple of weeks ago. I've left the link intact for now, but I'll replace it by the end of the month if it stays dead. As for the redlinks, I'll see what I can do... -- ChrisO 12:11, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose "Political status" section needs references. --Kaypoh 11:20, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
Now provided. -- ChrisO 11:27, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
International law and the Arab-Israeli conflict does not mention Quneitra at all. So Quneitra is not comprehensive, because it has no info about the legal status of the area. --Kaypoh 11:41, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
It describes the status of the Golan Heights area, within which Quneitra is located. I've clarified this in the article. -- ChrisO 12:11, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Support, assuming the remaining issues will be looked into, as the nominator stated above. --Cpt. Morgan (Reinoutr) 18:22, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Comments—I've copy-edited the opening; the rest needs work by someone new. Check overlinking (especially repeated links). Use an en dash usually for year ranges (see my change to a title). En dash for "Arab–Isreali war". Use "logical" punctuation at end of quotes (see MOS). "Sightseeing". Consider using the blockquote function below the edit box for the quote(s). Political status section needs fleshing out: it's a bizarre political situation, and our readers will be interested. Something makes me want this to be a little larger. I do hope the nomination succeeds. Tony 14:05, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
  • CommentQuneitra was founded in the Ottoman era as a way station on the caravan route to Damascus. Is there any source proves that. I've found few months ago in some Arabic sources (Possibly,دواني القطوف في تاريخ بني المعلوف) that the city was founded by the Ghassanids . I can not find the source now but I am just pointing out--Aziz1005 14:51, 2 September 2007 (UTC)