Well, it has been a while since I've been in the FA corner of the wiki, but I think some of my recent articles are at the modern FA standards. Here's is an old FA (2005 vintage, delisted in 2008) that has been significantly reworked over the past year or so. The subject is one of the oldest constitutions in world's history. Let me know what you think :) PS. Oh, I almost forgot: I am taking part in that WikiCup thingy, if that matters for anything. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 14:59, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
AmerEng or BritEng? I saw kilometres.. and.. another.. something like "prioritised"?
"Court of first instance existed in each voivodeship..." Courts of first? – Ling.Nut (talk) 16:14, 14 June 2012 (UTC)
Object I feel this article reads too much like a narrative. " a beacon in the struggle to restore Polish sovereignty" That is very emotional language. Secondly, the introduction paragraph lacks citations. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 16:45, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
Ive toned down the beacon statement, and will watch for other similar claims. Citations are not needed for the lead, provided they are backed up in the article body. Ceoil (talk) 13:05, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
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Initial comments - still reading through and getting to grips. The article looks good in terms of scope and comprehensiveness, but the prose needs work in places; working through. Not looked at sources or done spot checks yet. Following are first cmts, though Ive answered my own questions in a few, putting here in case the nominator disagrees (which he is entitled to do):
At five paragraphs, the lead seem(ed) a bit disjointed. Ive made an attempt at merging into three paras, though you might have a more informed stab.
In the lead, I'd say what the constitution sought and its effect before the "the first constitution of its type in Europe" claims, which are really secondary.
Why does "other scholars also refer to it as the world's second oldest constitution", in the lead, require five citations and a note
Because it proved controversial, leading to edit wars and several talk discussion. The current version seem to be a table compromise, and the refs seem to help by showing that it is not a fringe or uncited opinion. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 14:13, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
...its actual influence was limited and it remaining in force for only a year - be more specific here
What, exact number of days? Many sources say "about a year". It was officially annulled on 23 November 1793, but in practice is was mostly taken down in the aftermath of the lost War in the Defense of the Constitution, which ended in July 1792. I changed it to "little over a year", and I'd prefer to keep it ambiguous like that unless a better source is found. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 17:03, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
...mobilizing the country's citizens to strive for the political well-being of their country - this is vague and open to misinterpretation.
It is vague per source; I am not sure how to tweak it; the point is it was influential not for how its laws were applied in practice, but for what they meant in theory. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 17:03, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
A number of the google books links are broken, at least for me . Not a big deal. Ceoil (talk) 12:12, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
Ah, I see it. I think that's intended; what I mean is that some books are not available on google books for previews, in which case I just linked the book front page. Or google might have yanked a previously available book, and the page link no longer works, that does happen :( --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 21:18, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
Source review - spotchecks not done. Nikkimaria (talk) 01:20, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
"King Stanisław August himself had been elected in 1764 with the support of his ex-mistress, Russian Tsarina Catherine the Great. Bribes were involved and the Russian army was deployed only a few miles from the election sejm, which met at Wola near Warsaw." - source?