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Angkor Wat[edit]

I'll expand the lead to two paragraphs, but otherwise I'm running out of improvements to make here. Any comments or suggestions would be welcome. Mark1 04:21, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

It looks great, you're lucky yo have so many free images. The lead could be expanded to at least two paragraphs to summarise the whole article. A consistent notes system should be used throughout the whole article, including links to external pages, Wikipedia:Footnote3 and Wikipedia:Footnote4 are both good, just make use the note in the text has the same number as the note in the list. Is Angkor Wat a World Heristage site, if so a that could be included in the discussion of preservation of the structure . A map showing whereabouts Angkor Wat is in reation to other places in Cambodia would be good too, I think the floor plan is too big. --nixie 04:41, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
Overall, good and solid work, and an interesting read. Only thing I have to point out is my, uhm, dislike for red links in a featured article, so if you would at least makes stubs it would, in my opinion, look better. I agree with Petaholmes that a map showing it's location would be a good addition, and I think more could be written on the effects of tourism on the temple (not just the bad, like graffity and extra wear, but also the good, like restoration and bringing in mone to preserve it (I would assume)). WegianWarrior 07:10, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

Thanks both of you- I'll get to work on those. Reducing the size of the plan will be tricky- it's difficult to show both the size of the outer parts and the detail of the inner- but I'll see what I can do. ;) Mark1 07:36, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

Would it be an idea to rotate the plan 90º to the left or right? I do realise it would mean remaking the picture, but it would also make it narrower - which would make it easier for people with low resolution monitors. Anotehr idea would be to have it as a thumbnail (say 250 - 300 pixels wide) and point out that readers can click on the picture for a larger version. WegianWarrior 21:17, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

The problem with rotating the plan is that north would no longer be at the top- since the western orientation of the temple is one of its most notable features, that would be confusing. Thumbnailing might work, although the key would then be illegible. Mark1 00:35, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

Could you reduce the number of red links, by either removing them or creating articles about them? Other than that, excellent article, definitely FA-quality.Borisblue 01:56, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

The red-links are now all stubbed or taken out, and I've expanded the lead to two paragraphs. Mark1 03:32, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

I've shifted the images around and shrunk the map to 480px, which is big enough to be able to read the key. Reading through it again I think a separate section on the role of the structure now that describes tourism and conservation, it would be a good section to tidy up the end of the article - since there is no conclusion as is. The organisation of the references and notes will have to be addressed before going to FAC. --nixie 06:59, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for doing the pictures. I've moved the info on conservation and tourism at the present time to the end, and I've changed the first inline external link to a footnote- how does it look? I'm holding off converting all the notes until we're happy with the structure. Mark1 05:27, 22 July 2005 (UTC)

Looks great. Akgkor has been World Heritage listed since 1992 [1], there is some info on the listing on the UNESCO site. --nixie 12:28, 22 July 2005 (UTC)

I've added a location map, done the notes, and mentioned the World Heritage listing (although its effects on Angkor Wat itself are a bit fuzzy). Thanks for all the help! Mark1 04:44, 26 July 2005 (UTC)