The following is an archived discussion of a featured list nomination. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the article's talk page. No further edits should be made to this page. The closing editor's comments were: 10 days, 0 support, 5 oppose. Fail. Juhachi 01:03, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
The page represents a comprehensive and informative list of the subject, including thumbnails and references and has a consistent layout. Contributions from many editors have been instrumental in developing the work to its current format. --JohnArmagh 16:16, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
No proper lead
Table of content ridiculously overcrowded
Tables wildly different-looking from a section to the other
Illustrations in table stretch it and further lengthen the page.
The usual format for images in "tabled" lists is a selection of images running on the left of the table(s), at least when the image would otherwise take a full column of the table.
The lead needs to be expanded. A definition of Cathedral would be a nice start.
According to our article, the Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom. Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom and its Cathedral's should be included. (I realize that for Northern Ireland, and the Isle of Man, this may involve splitting up ecclesiastical jurisdictions, but the title of the article is "List of cathedrals in the United Kingdom" all of the cathedrals in the UK should be included and no cathedral not in the UK should be included.
The dedication and established columns should be completed for every entry.
Some of the notes are so cryptic as to be indecipherable. Dsmdgold 02:34, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
Oppose per above; no lead, references aren't good enough. -- Phoenix2(holla) 03:08, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
The Table of Contents is subject to the formatting limits of Wikipedia.
The variations of format of each table is due to limits of Wikipedia, which ignores any attempt at standardisation.
The illustrations would stretch the page equally whether in a separate column or not.
The 'whimsical' References section has been amended.
The red links merely require articles to be created. This should not preclude the inclusion of the link rather than plain text - this at least indicates whether the article exists or needs to be created. It does not detract from the value of the list.
As stated in the text, Northern Ireland is ecclesiastically part of Ireland. Inclusion of Northern Ireland cathedrals on the UK page would necessitate duplication - which has as substantial dissenters.
I had originally gon e through the entire list ensuring there were links to the Saints articles but these have subsequently been removed in editing. There is nothing stopping someone who sees this as an issue re-introducing them. For my part I have done my bit once only to see it undone.
The opening preamble to the page states "This article lists the cathedrals, former cathedrals and intended cathedrals in the United Kingdom and its dependencies." This is because the ecclesiastical organisation is of greater relevance in this article than the political one. In this ecclesiastical schema The Isle of Man (coming within the Province of York), and Gibraltar are validly included. --JohnArmagh 16:54, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
The intro needs to be greatly expanded.
The criteria for inclusion on this list should be fully explained, this would mean explaining the terms "former cathedrals" and "intended cathedrals".
"Translation", "pro-cathedral" and other technical terms found in the list should be explained.
Since the title seems to promise inclusion of Northern Irish Cathedrals, but not Gibraltar and Isle of Man, the rationale forneeds to be explained.
The status of Roman Catholic cathedrals should be explained, after all most of the Anglican Cathedrals were RC cathedrals or churches once upon a time. If I remember correctly, when the Catholics were allowed to build cathedrals they were restricted from building in cities that had Anglican cathdrals.
It would be nice to see a brief explanation of each denomination. ***Also, why do the Greek Orthodox have six cathedrals in London?
The Dedication and established columns should be filled in for all of the denominations.
The wiki layout for table of contents can be circumvented, see several of the Featured Bird lists for examples. Dsmdgold 22:30, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
The intro has now been greatly expanded to include clarification of terms and the rationale behind linking and inclusion.
Links have been inserted for the dedications
It could be validly argued that such information as the differences between the denominations and the histories involved etc. are not relevant to an article which is ostensibly a list, and that such information is available in the articles pertaining to that specific information. A line has to be drawn, not least to minimise unnecessary duplication, between what information is usefully placed in this article, and what information is best sought from an article dedicated to the specific facet of the discipline.
The dedication and established columns have been filled in where such information has been found available.
The wiki layout has been implemented. --JohnArmagh 10:07, 14 June 2007 (UTC)