Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/archiving

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The decision to close a FLC is made by the featured list director, Giants2008, or his delegates Hahc21, NapHit, Crisco 1492 and SchroCat. They indicate this decision by removing the nomination page from the Featured list candidates page, and adding it to either:

  1. archived nominations, for articles that are not promoted, or
  2. featured logs and the Featured lists page, for articles that are promoted to featured status.

Some time later, a bot will mark the nomination page closed, update the article talk page and add the Featured list star to the article. Please do not update article history or the talk page yourself, as that will stall the bot and create extra work. The delay in bot processing of the FLC closing can range from minutes to a few days; editors will know if an article was featured or archived by checking the archived nominations or the featured log.

  1. If the article was not promoted, there is nothing editors need to do; the bot will update the talk page. Specifically, there is no need to remove the {{featured list candidates}} template or update the {{ArticleHistory}} template; the bot will do that.
  2. If the article was listed at FL by one of the Featured list directors, it has been promoted and you can add the star to the article, by adding {{featured list}} to the bottom of the article page (unless the bot has already done that). The bot will do everything else, viz., it will upgrade Project assessments, close the FLC, remove the {{featured list candidates}} template, and update ArticleHistory.

The bot does not promote or fail nominations; it updates articles, talk pages and ArticleHistory after one of the Featured list directors promotes or archives nominations.

FLRC closing[edit]

Similarly, the decision to close a FLRC is made by the featured list director, Giants2008, or his delegates Hahc21, NapHit, Crisco 1492 and SchroCat. They indicate this decision by removing the nomination page from the Featured list review candidates page, and adding it to the Featured list review archive. Editors will know if the article was kept or delisted by checking the archive; the {{featured list removal candidates}} template should remain in place until the bot processes the close and adds the event to {{ArticleHistory}}.