Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates

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Featured and Good topics in Wikipedia

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A featured topic is a collection of inter-related articles that are of a good quality (though are not necessarily featured articles).

A good topic is a collection of inter-related articles that are of a good quality (though are not necessarily featured articles) with a less stringent quality threshold than a featured topic.

This page is for the nomination of potential featured and good topics. See the good and featured topic criteria for criteria on both types of topic. If you would like to ask any questions about your topic and the featured topic process before submitting it, visit Wikipedia talk:Featured topic candidates.

Before nominating a topic, nominators may wish to receive feedback by listing it at Featured topic questions. Nominators must be sufficiently familiar with the subject matter and sources to deal with objections during the FTC/GTC process. If you nominate something you have worked on, note it as a self-nomination. Nominators who are not significant contributors to the articles of the topic should consult regular editors of the articles prior to nomination. Nominators are expected to respond positively to constructive criticism and to make an effort to address objections promptly.

The delegates—GamerPro64 and Juhachi—determine the timing of the process for each nomination. For a nomination to be promoted to FT or GT status, consensus must be reached for a group to be promoted to featured or good topic status. If enough time passes without objections being resolved, nominations will be removed from the candidates topic and archived.

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Nomination procedure[edit]

To create a new nomination use the form below (e.g., Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Saffron/archive1) and click the "Create new nomination" button.

Once the nomination page is created, remember to transclude it in the appropriate section below, to leave nomination templates on the talk pages of the articles nominated for the topic, and to create appropriate books (see Book:Jupiter for a good example). For detailed instructions on how to nominate topics or add articles to existing topics, see Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Nomination procedure.


Supporting and objecting[edit]

Please review all the articles of the nominated topic with the featured topic criteria in mind before deciding to support or oppose a nomination. Following the creation of the book, NoomBot will create a book report (see example) containing details about cleanup issues (only those that have been flagged with cleanup templates, so it may not pick up everything), and various tools to inspect external links or resolve disambiguation pages. It can be a good idea to check the report and inspect links to see if certain articles need some cleanup (doing this before the nomination is even better).

  • To edit nominations in order to comment on them, you must click the "edit" link to the right of the article nomination on which you wish to comment (not the overall page's "edit this page" link).
  • If you approve of a nomination, write '''Support''' followed by your reasons.
  • If you oppose a nomination, write '''Oppose''' or '''Object''' followed by the reason for your objection. Each objection must provide a specific rationale that can be addressed. If nothing can be done in principle to fix the source of the objection, the objection may be ignored.
    • To withdraw an objection, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.

For a topic to be promoted to featured topic status, consensus must be reached that it meets the criteria. If enough time passes without objections being resolved (at least one week), nominations will be removed from the candidates list and archived. Nominations will stay here for ten days if there is unanimous consent, or longer if warranted by debate.


Featured topic nominations[edit]

Good topic nominations[edit]

Baseball's Sad Lexicon[edit]

4 articles
Symbol support vote.svg Baseball's Sad Lexicon
Chicago Cubs team picture, 1906.jpg
Symbol support vote.svg Frank Chance
Symbol support vote.svg Johnny Evers
Symbol support vote.svg Joe Tinker


Contributor(s): Muboshgu

Baseball's Sad Lexicon was a 1912 poem that immortalized the double play combination of "Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance". All three were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. --– Muboshgu (talk) 00:18, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

  • I really don't know. You've proposed a GT on the poem, so I sort of lean oppose without Franklin Pierce Adams (the poem's author) being included. Courcelles 19:16, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
    • Hmm, I hadn't thought about it like that. I was actually proposing it on the "Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance" grouping who were popularized with the poem, and admittedly gave no thought to improving FPA. – Muboshgu (talk) 19:24, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
      • Comment A similar question was brought up at WP:FTQ#Four Freedoms (Norman Rockwell) where I, PresN (talk · contribs) and Nergaal (talk · contribs) all agreed that the artist (in that case Norman Rockwell) did not have to be included.-- 01:52, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
        • But the difference there is that you had an article on the series of paintings and then the four actual paintings. This isn't quite such a natural grouping, despite the famous line, as the three players' articles are largely independent of the poem. This isn't "parts of artistic work", this is "people closely associated with artistic work", which, IMO, needs to include the author -- or a new article created on the "Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance" combination more directly. I suspect this is one where opinions are going to vary widely, though. Courcelles 02:51, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
          • I think actually this fits that Norman Rockwell example well. Many of the citations involved in the articles suggest that it was this poem that made these three teammates more famous and have a greater legacy than they would've had without the poem. That was where I was coming from with this GT nom. – Muboshgu (talk) 14:39, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
I think that if the author were to be included, then the topic would have to be on his own work. I believe such a topic could exist where this one would be a subtopic. Nergaal (talk) 09:09, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Looking 4 Myself[edit]

9 articles
Looking 4 Myself
Usherraymond (300dpi).jpg
Symbol support vote.svg "Climax"
Symbol support vote.svg "Scream"
Symbol support vote.svg "Lemme See"
Symbol support vote.svg "Numb"
Symbol support vote.svg "Dive"
Symbol support vote.svg "Can't Stop Won't Stop"
Symbol support vote.svg "Sins of My Father"
Symbol support vote.svg "Euphoria"


Contributor(s): User:Et3rnal, User:Status, User:Tomica

The album and all songs article from the album are all good articles, therefore they all meet criteria for being a good topic. 和DITOREtails 20:50, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

  • A note: The nominator didn't make any significant edits to the articles. All of them were built and GANed by Et3rnal (talk · contribs), Status (talk · contribs) and me. — Tomíca(T2ME) 22:14, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
    • Another note: Yes. that's true. I have, however, added chart positions to the articles. Also, keep in mind that the good topic criteria does not make any mention of the nominator having to make major edits to the articless. 和DITOREtails 22:42, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
      • When creating this page, you clearly removed the "nominators" section which says you should list "yourself and other important contributors to the topic". You did not contribute to the articles at hand, as Tomica pointed out. There's nothing preventing you from nominating it yourself, but you excluded the editors who actually worked on them. Also: "Nominators must be sufficiently familiar with the subject matter and sources to deal with objections during the FTC/GTC process. If you nominate something you have worked on, note it as a self-nomination. Nominators who are not significant contributors to the articles of the topic should consult regular editors of the articles prior to nomination." I have added our names and the missing count of articles to properly complete this nomination. — Status (talk · contribs) 23:06, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Topic removal candidates[edit]