Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions
Here the community can nominate articles to be selected as "Today's featured article" (TFA) on the main page. The TFA section aims to highlight the range of articles that have "featured article" status, from Art and architecture through to Warfare, and wherever possible it tries to avoid similar topics appearing too close together without good reason. Requests are not the only factor in scheduling the TFA (see Choosing Today's Featured Article); the final decision rests with the TFA coordinator, Bencherlite (who also selects TFAs for dates where no suggestions are put forward). Please confine requests to this page, and remember that community endorsement on this page does not necessarily mean the article will appear on the requested date.
The rules for nominations are relatively simple:
If you have an exceptional request that deviates from these instructions (for example, an article making a second appearance as TFA, or a "double-header"), please discuss the matter with Bencherlite in the first instance.
It can be helpful to add the article to the pending requests template up to 1 year before the requested date. This does not guarantee selection, but does help others see what nominations may be forthcoming. Requestors should still nominate the article here during the 30-day timeframe.
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Today's featured article (TFA):
Featured article tools:
For an experimental period, you are not required to calculate "points" for your nomination. However, it would be helpful if your nomination could mention factors such as:
If you are not one of the article's primary editors, please notify the primary editors of the TFA nomination; if primary editors are no longer active, please add a message to the article talk page.
Nominations are ordered by requested date below the summary chart. More than one article can be nominated for the same date.
How to post a new nomination:
In the absence of exceptional circumstances, TFAs are scheduled in date order, not according to how long nominations have been open or how many supportive comments they have. So, for example, January 31 will not be scheduled until January 30 has been scheduled (by TFAR nomination or otherwise).