Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates
Featured and Good topics in Wikipediafeatured topic is a collection of inter-related articles that are of a good quality (though are not necessarily featured articles).
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.You may want to check previous archived nominations first:
Good and featured topic tools:
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
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).
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
Good topic nominations
3 articles1977 Atlantic hurricane season
There isn't really much to say about this season. It wasn't very active and the storms were weak, with the exception of Hurricane Anita. Because of this, only one other storm was worthy of having an article, Hurricane Babe. The season article should be up to date with quality and probably the other articles. Let Hurricanehink or I know if there are any hindrances for these articles to be considered a Good Topic. This is not a WikiCup nomination for either one of us, as the main article passed GA in 2013, Hurricane Anita passed in 2007, and Hurricane Babe passed in 2011.--12george1 (talk) 18:50, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
Light cruisers of Germany
This topic comprises the light cruisers built by the German navies in the late-19th to mid-20th centuries, and encompasses a total of 71 articles. These ships saw action in both World Wars (and a handful of them served during both conflicts), several of which served famously as commerce raiders in the 14-18 war. Thanks to all who take the time to review the topic. Parsecboy (talk) 15:35, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
- Note - this will require the upmerge of the following topics: Wikipedia:Featured topics/Magdeburg class cruisers, Wikipedia:Featured topics/Karlsruhe class cruisers, Wikipedia:Featured topics/Graudenz class cruisers, Wikipedia:Featured topics/Pillau class cruisers, Wikipedia:Featured topics/Wiesbaden class cruisers, Wikipedia:Featured topics/Cöln class cruisers, Wikipedia:Featured topics/Brummer class cruisers, and Wikipedia:Featured topics/Kolberg class cruisers. Book to follow either later today or tomorrow. Parsecboy (talk) 15:57, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
- Support Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 08:53, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
- Support. Simply stunning and most impressive job by Parsecboy. — Cirt (talk) 05:28, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
- Support I am impressed to no end at these large, well-done GT's. Courcelles 16:52, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
- Support and I hope one of you guys will finish the Austrian U-boats topic also. Nergaal (talk) 21:55, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
Topic removal candidates
8 articlesBroken Sword
I am nominating this up at GTRC due to its failure to meet criterion 3.b of the criteria with Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse not reaching at least GA status on March 4th. GamerPro64 03:54, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
- Remove per... well, all there really is. Broken Sword 5 isn't a GA. Tezero (talk) 04:16, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
- Remove I glimpsed at The Serpent's Curse to see if I could save this topic but the article needs a big bunch of work before being GA ready. → Call me Hahc21 05:49, 9 March 2014 (UTC)