Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates

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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]

Wildebeest[edit]

3 articles
Good article Wildebeest
Black Wildebeest.jpg


Wildebeest are antelopes in the genus Connochaetes and are native to central and southern Africa. There are just two species in the genus, and the articles covering each of these, and the parent article have all become "Good articles" in the last few months. This is a joint nomination by Sainsf and myself. We worked independently so you may find some variations in style between the articles. All comments are welcome. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 13:13, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

I did start using that form but them met a fancy template that seemed too difficult. I have also removed a template from the talk page of Blue wildebeest, but I am not sure whether that was what you meant. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:48, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • I've reformatted this nomination- hope you don't mind, Cwmhiraeth. Taking a look at the articles now. J Milburn (talk) 15:42, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Cwmhiraeth (talk) 18:48, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Support. Nicely defined topic, all solid GAs. Seems to meet the criteria. J Milburn (talk) 16:11, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Inside No. 9[edit]

7 articles
Good article Inside No. 9


Contributor(s): J Milburn (self nomination)

Inside No. 9 is one of the better things I've seen on TV in the last few years. Almost all critics loved it, but the viewing figures weren't great. Hopefully this topic does Inside No. 9 justice- it contains articles on all six episodes and the article on the programme itself. I hope to get some of them up to FA status at some point, and I look forward to the second series, when I'll (hopefully!) be expanding this topic considerably. All comments welcome. --J Milburn (talk) 21:27, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Support Great set of articles; nice work. I'm sure you'll be able to maintain the quality of the main article as the second season airs. 23W 23:21, 17 August 2014 (UTC)


2003 Pacific typhoon season[edit]

13 articles
2003 Pacific typhoon season
2003 Pacific typhoon season summary.jpg
Good article Typhoon Kujira (2003)
Good article Tropical Storm Linfa (2003)
Good article Typhoon Soudelor (2003)
Good article Typhoon Imbudo
Good article Tropical Storm Koni
Good article Tropical Storm Morakot (2003)
Good article Typhoon Etau (2003)
Good article Typhoon Krovanh (2003)
Good article Typhoon Dujuan (2003)
Featured article Typhoon Maemi
Good article Typhoon Nepartak (2003)
Good article Typhoon Lupit (2003)


Contributor(s): Hurricanehink, Juliancolton, TheAustinMan

The 2003 Pacific typhoon season, although producing a below average number of tropical cyclones, featured a plethora of storms striking anywhere from the Philippines to the Korean peninsula. This topic has been in the works for several months, and after lots of hard work, features 13 meticulously cited articles—12 good articles and one featured article—amounting to roughly 380,000 bytes of information providing what I believe to be the most comprehensive information on these storms. I hope you find this collection of articles covering the 2003 Pacific typhoon season a good read. TheAustinMan(Talk·Works) 04:00, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Comment It's a reasonable-looking set, but with a couple minor caveats: it might be good to state the selection criteria for what storm and typhoons got articles explicitly in the nom. I believe it's everything that made landfall, or otherwise caused disasters, but that's not stated explicitly. Secondly, the image is a bit small, and looks a bit odd because of that. I'd try to fix that slightly, perhaps by vertically aligning it if it can't be made bigger. Otherwise, I can't see a reason not to promote. Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:26, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
The inclusion criteria was a bit loose with 2003 Pacific typhoon season, but we decided that the individual storm articles would be made if the storms received press coverage on its impacts outside of meteorological reports and disaster databases. TheAustinMan(Talk·Works) 23:14, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
And, largely whether there was enough info for a storm to have its own article. But that is largely the same as what the above user said. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 01:50, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Delegate Comment - This nomination has been up for over a month now. Gotta have some more discussion so a consensus is reached. @Adam Cuerden:, is everything sufficient now? GamerPro64 23:56, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
    • @GamerPro64: Well, if AutinMan and HurricaneHink are in agreement that everything that should be covered is, I don't see a problem. Two experts agreeing are better than one. Adam Cuerden (talk) 00:10, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Topic removal candidates[edit]