Submissions:2019/Quality vs Usefulness: Can we have more FAs on vital topics?

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Quality vs Usefulness: Can we have more FAs on vital topics?


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Is there a trend that numerous high-quality articles are written about very specialized topics (e.g. a specific battle or historical biography), while general articles that are useful to a wide audience (e.g. "vital" articles) does not get as much quality? A quick look based on comparing FA/GA status and view count statistics indicates some evidence for this, at least for recent years.

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