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Today's featured list submissions

This star symbolizes the featured content on Wikipedia.

Lists suggested here must be featured lists that have not previously appeared on the main page.

Today's featured list launched in June 2011, initially on each Monday. In January 2014 it was agreed to expand to appear twice a week. The lists will be selected by the FL director, based on the consensus of the community.

To submit a list for main page consideration, you simply need to draft a short summary of the list, in approximately 1000 characters, along with a relevant image from the list itself, using the template provided below. Should you need any assistance using the template, feel free to ask for help on the talk page. If you are nominating a list submitted by someone else, consider notifying the significant contributor(s) with {{subst:tfln|NAME OF LIST}} ~~~~

The community will review submissions, and suggest improvements where appropriate. If a blurb receives broad support, and there are no actionable objections, one of the directors will confirm that it has been accepted for main page submission. Please note there should be no more than fifteen nominations listed here at any one time.

In rare circumstances, the directors reserve the right to exclude a list from main page consideration, a practice consistent with other main page sections such as Today's featured article and Picture of the day. Should this ever happen, a detailed explanation will be given.


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Step-by-step guide to submitting a list

  1. Select a featured list.
  2. Click here to start a new section at the bottom of this page.
  3. Copy and paste the following, if it has not automatically appeared:
  4. Write a 1-paragraph blurb of approximately 1000 characters alongside |blurb=. Don't worry about getting the character count exact: there is considerable flexibility, and we can always adapt it if necessary.
  5. Add the image file name after |image=.
  6. Add a caption alongside |title=.
  7. Write some alt text alongside |alt=, for those who are unable to view images.
  8. Type the name of the list after |link= without the square brackets ([[ and ]]).
  9. If the list is part of one (or two) Featured topics (NB not "good topics"), add the name(s) of the topics without square brackets after |topic1= and |topic2=.
  10. Sign your name with four tildes (~~~~) at the very bottom of the section.
  11. For nominations intended for a specific date, consider adding the list to this table for increased exposure. These dates are not set in stone; please don't hesitate to nominate a list even if another has already been suggested on the day you had in mind.

List of Church of England dioceses[edit]

A coat of arms with a blue shield topped with a white mitre with yellow stripes and a yellow scarf coming out of it on both sides of the shield

There are 42 Church of England dioceses, each being an administrative territorial unit governed by a bishop. These cover England, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and a small part of Wales. The Diocese in Europe is also a part of the Church of England, and covers the whole of continental Europe, Morocco and the post-Soviet states. The structure of dioceses within the Church of England was initially inherited from the Catholic Church as part of the Protestant Reformation. During the Reformation a number of new dioceses were founded, but no more were then created until the middle of the 19th century. The most recent to be established was the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales, which came into being on 20 April 2014. The 42 dioceses are divided into two provinces. The Province of Canterbury comprises 30 dioceses and the Province of York comprises 12. The archbishops of Canterbury (coat of arms pictured) and York have pastoral oversight over the bishops within their province, along with certain other rights and responsibilities. (Full list...)

Neelix (talk) 03:19, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

  • Comment – I'm hesitant to schedule this list because only the first column of the table appears to be cited at the moment. We've gotten some criticism in the past over running lists that turned out to be underreferenced, and I'd like to reduce the possibility of that happening again. Giants2008 (Talk) 21:12, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
  • No This was passed in 2006, without any refs at all, and would surely not pass in its current state now. The few refs there are don't seem to go to the best refs, and certainly don't cover all the information in the table, though no doubt it's right. The ref in the table is essentially to a drop-down menu, and the one most used, to the official website, goes to the main page, with hardly any of the information on it. Johnbod (talk) 12:55, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
I have attempted to improve the article and have added additional sources, but more sources are needed, and I do not know where to find them. I have contacted the original FL nominator as well as the relevant WikiProjects. Any help anyone is able to provide would be greatly appreciated. Neelix (talk) 18:47, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

As it's not good enough, can I suggest it is withdrawn from TFL until such time as it is fit for purpose? - SchroCat (talk) 20:17, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

I'm uncomfortable with the idea of recognizing collectively that a featured list does not meet the featured list criteria and removing it from TFLS without bringing it to FLRC. I understand if the article is removed from this list for quality reasons, but it should then be simultaneously brought up for review, or else I feel like we are degrading featured list status in general. Neelix (talk) 01:47, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Well you can either bring it to FLRC or work on upgrading. Either way, I'm not sure it should be in the list for an impending appearance on the front page until such time as it is in a good enough shape. - SchroCat (talk) 11:49, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
The initial nominator just got back to me and added a bunch of references to the article. I'm hopeful that the list will meet the criteria again soon. Neelix (talk) 13:39, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
I believe that the article is now adequately sourced to appear on the main page. Thanks to GPRutter for helping me in finding sources. Neelix (talk) 16:24, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
No, it isn't. The rather tricky "territories" all go to a map that shows only the dioceses, not the counties, so does not confirm the detail in the column at all. The "Cathedral" column ref goes to a drop down menu that doesn't actually tell you where the Cathedrals for the tricky ones are (Sodor and Man; St Edmondsbury - obviously for most the diocese is named after the cathedral city). The referencing of the foundation dates peters out halfway down the list. The improvements are very welcome, but what would be "degrading featured list status in general" is putting this on the main page, even now. All these dioceses have websites for heaven's sake, not to mention their articles. Johnbod (talk) 21:47, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Personally, I'm concerned about comprehensiveness. For an article that's supposed to cover over 1,500 years' worth of English history, there must be more to say than 200 words, surely? In its current state, the entire prose portion of this article is barely much longer than the above blurb, and wouldn't even pass DYK if it were nominated today. A Thousand Doors (talk | contribs) 11:01, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
The referencing for the foundation dates is already complete, as all of the dates without specific references are covered by the general reference at the top of that column. I have located a book called Discovering Cathedrals that appears to contain the territory and cathedral information for each of the dioceses, and I should be able to retrieve the book through my local library. Neelix (talk) 16:22, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
I believe all the issues have now been addressed. Neelix (talk) 02:33, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

List of UFC champions[edit]

A photograph of a woman with long, blonde hair looking at the viewer while wearing a black leather jacket and smiling all on a very sunny day

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champions are mixed martial arts fighters who have won UFC titles. At the time of the UFC's inception in the United States in 1993, the promotion did not include weight classes; instead of the traditional championship model, the UFC held tournaments with the winner receiving a permanent appellation. In response to criticism from Senator John McCain that saw the banning of the sport in thirty-six states, the UFC increased its cooperation with state athletic commissions and introduced weight classes in 1997, starting with UFC 12, and champions have won weight-specific titles since then. When the UFC merged with World Extreme Cagefighting in 2010, featherweight and bantamweight divisions were added to the UFC, with José Aldo and Dominick Cruz claiming the first titles in these divisions respectively. In November 2012, as a result of the forthcoming dissolution of Strikeforce, the UFC announced they would be adding female fighters to their roster for the first time, and Ronda Rousey (pictured) became the first women's division champion the following month. (Full list...)

Neelix (talk) 17:37, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Oppose anything that starts "This is a list of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champions in each weight division." ought not to be anywhere near the main page. Poor choice. BencherliteTalk 19:05, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

There's four circular links in there too... - SchroCat (talk) 20:54, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
I had already cleaned up this article, but my edits were reverted (unbeknownst to me, until now) a few days later. When I submitted this blurb, there was no "This is a list of..." statement in the article. I have re-cleaned up the article. I believe that the circular links were in the navbox at the bottom of the article; I have removed them. Please let me know if you have remaining concerns. Neelix (talk) 03:01, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
It looks like the list needs to be cleaned again, because I saw the problematic intro at the start of the article when I looked at it a moment ago. I'd like to get a sports TFL up because there hasn't been one since late October, but if we can't keep the cleaned list stable then it might be time to look elsewhere. Giants2008 (Talk) 02:50, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
I believe the vandalism has all come from editors who are not autoconfirmed, so I have protected the article from editing by such editors. I have cleaned up the article again. Now that the article is protected, I do not anticipate further vandalism. Neelix (talk) 22:07, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Imran Khan[edit]

Former Pakistani fast bowler

Twenty-four five-wicket hauls were taken by Imran Khan (pictured) during his career in international cricket. Khan is a retired fast bowler who also captained the Pakistani. He made his Test debut in 1971 against England at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. His first Test five-wicket haul came six years later, in 1977, against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Starting his One Day International (ODI) career in August 1974 against England at the Trent Bridge, Khan's solitary ODI five-wicket haul— 6 wickets for 14 runs—came in 1985 against India in 1985 in Sharjah. In Test cricket, Khan's career-best figures for an innings were 8 wickets for 58 runs against Sri Lanka at the Gaddafi Stadium, in 1982. Khan was named as one of the five Cricketers of the Year by the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 1983, and was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in January 2009. As of September 2014, he is third in the list of five-wicket haul takers for Pakistan, all formats of the game combined. (Full list...)

Comment: 25 November is Khan's birthday so 24 November will be a suitable date for this list to appear on the main page. Regards, --Khadar Khani (talk) 23:05, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

  • Oppose - A list of international cricket five-wicket hauls is a very specific kind of list that is over-represented at TFL. We had one last month (List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Shoaib Akhtar), and the most recent cricket-related list before that was also a list of international cricket five-wicket hauls (List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Waqar Younis). There is a wide range of cricket-related featured lists to choose from, not to mention all of the other non-cricket sports-related featured lists. I would recommend that other sports be chosen before more cricket lists, and that other cricket-related lists be chosen before more lists of international cricket five-wicket hauls. Neelix (talk) 01:49, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Crafoord Prize[edit]

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The Crafoord Prize is an annual science prize established in 1980 by Holger Crafoord, a Swedish industrialist, and his wife Anna-Greta Crafoord. Administered by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the prize is awarded in four categories: astronomy and mathematics; geosciences; biosciences, with particular emphasis on ecology; and polyarthritis, the disease from which Holger severely suffered in his last years. Only one award is given each year, according to a rotating scheme – astronomy and mathematics; then geosciences; then biosciences. The recipient of the Crafoord Prize is announced each year in mid-January; on Crafoord Day in April, the prize is presented by the King of Sweden, who also presents the Nobel Prizes at the ceremony in December. The prize money is intended to fund further research by the winner. The inaugural winners, Vladimir Arnold and Louis Nirenberg, were cited by the Academy for their work in the field of non-linear differential equations. The first woman to be awarded the prize was astronomer Andrea Ghez (pictured) in 2012. (Full list...)

Neelix (talk) 20:54, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

List of The New 52 publications[edit]

A photograph of a man wearing a black baseball cap and a black t-shirt looking at the viewer and smiling while holding a signed comic book

Ninety-one ongoing titles are part of The New 52, a publishing initiative by DC Comics that began in September 2011 with a relaunch of their entire line of publications. The relaunch saw DC introduce same-day release of physical comics with digital platforms, as well as characters from the former WildStorm and Vertigo imprints being absorbed into a rebooted DC Universe. The intent was to publish 52 ongoing titles each month across the DC Universe. However, DC has also counted one-shots, miniseries and maxiseries in that number. In subsequent Septembers following the launch, DC has featured unique publishing initiatives to commemorate the relaunch. To expand The New 52 universe, DC has also released eighteen one-shots, sixteen miniseries and three maxiseries, with two one-shots and one miniseries planned. The first issue of The New 52 Harley Quinn, released as #0, features nineteen different artists, with Harley breaking the fourth wall, critiquing each of them. These artists include Becky Cloonan, Jim Lee (pictured), and Scott Williams. (Full list...)

Neelix (talk) 13:35, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Member states of the United Nations[edit]

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There are 193 United Nations (UN) member states (flags pictured), and each of them is a member of the United Nations General Assembly. A state can only be admitted to the UN by the approval of the Security Council and the General Assembly. A recommendation for admission from the Security Council requires affirmative votes from at least nine of the council's fifteen members, with none of the five permanent members voting against. The Security Council's recommendation must then be subsequently approved in the General Assembly by a two-thirds majority vote. In principle, only sovereign states can become UN members, and currently all UN members are sovereign states. Although five members were not sovereign when they joined the UN, all subsequently became fully independent between 1946 and 1991. A number of states that may be considered sovereign states according to the Montevideo Convention criteria are not members because the UN does not consider them to possess sovereignty. (Full list...)

Neelix (talk) 03:07, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

List of Wario video games[edit]

A purple W in white surrounded in a circle by yellow

Wario video games have been developed by several companies, including Nintendo, Suzak, Good-Feel, and Intelligent Systems. The first game to feature Wario (emblem pictured) as a playable character was Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 for the Game Boy, although he had previously appeared as the antagonist in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and other games. The Wario video game series has effectively split into two directions: a series of traditional side-scrolling platform games, and a series of party games under the WarioWare moniker. The platform games are a spin-off from the Super Mario Land series of games for the Game Boy. The changes from the Mario Land series, both stylistically and storywise—with anime-style cutscenes and a greedy protagonist—make the games unique from other platformers in the genre. The WarioWare games are minigame compilations in which the player is required to perform a series of short activities at a quickening pace. (Full list...)

Neelix (talk) 20:50, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

HMV's Poll of Polls[edit]

Colour photograph of Arcade Fire performing live in 2007

HMV's Poll of Polls was an annual list of albums compiled by British music retailer HMV from 1998 to 2012. The listing was created each December by collating year-end polls from approximately 30 music magazines, newspapers and guides to determine the most critically acclaimed albums of the year. An album's placing in the list was determined by the number of different polls in which it was included. In the event of two records featuring in the same number of polls, the album with the highest combined placings was given the higher position on the Poll of Polls. Hello Nasty by American hip hop group Beastie Boys topped the first chart. Subsequent polls were topped by acts such as Daft Punk, Queens of the Stone Age and Kanye West. The only act to top the listing more than once was Canadian band Arcade Fire (pictured), who were number one in both 2005 and 2010 with Funeral and The Suburbs respectively. Commentators observed a disparity between the albums that placed highly in the Poll of Polls and those that were the year's biggest-selling. Albums released through independent record labels often performed well in the poll. (Full list...)

Neelix (talk) 01:48, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Comment I was the main author for this article, so I'd obviously be happy for it to appear on the front page at some point. Since the Poll of Polls was an end-of-year event, perhaps it would make most sense for it to be TFL sometime in late December, say, December 28th? Just a thought. Thanks, A Thousand Doors (talk | contribs) 18:48, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Yugoslav order of battle prior to the invasion of Yugoslavia[edit]

graphic map overlay showing the German thrusts into Yugoslavia

The Yugoslav order of battle prior to the invasion of Yugoslavia was made up of the various operational formations of the Royal Yugoslav Army, Royal Yugoslav Air Force and Royal Yugoslav Navy immediately prior to the World War II Axis invasion of that country, which commenced on 6 April 1941. The Yugoslav Army included 33 incompletely mobilised divisions, and most of the heavy weapons and armoured vehicles available to it were obsolete, most formations were heavily reliant on animal-powered transport, and it possessed only 50 tanks that could engage front line German tanks on an equal basis. The Yugoslav Air Force consisted of four almost completely mobilised air brigades with more than 423 aircraft of Yugoslav, German, Italian, French, Czech and British design, including 107 modern fighter aircraft, and 100 modern medium bombers. The small navy was centred on a destroyer leader, three smaller destroyers, four obsolescent submarines and a gunboat. (Full list...)

Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 11:32, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

  • I should add that I am nominating this for 6 April, the anniversary of the invasion in 1941. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 11:37, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Terry-Thomas on screen, radio, stage and record[edit]

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Terry-Thomas's career on radio, film, television and record lasted from 1933 until his retirement in the late 1970s. Terry-Thomas made his debut as an uncredited extra in the 1933 film The Private Life of Henry VIII, and continued to work as a extra and in smaller roles until wartime service with Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA) and Stars in Battledress helped to sharpen his stage and cabaret routine. After the war he appeared on the popular London stage revue Piccadilly Hayride, before he became the star of the first comedy series on British television, How Do You View? (1949). He continued broadcasting on British television and radio and successfully moved into film work, being most creative in the 1950s with appearances in a series of popular comedies. In the 1960s he moved into American films, before he began appearing in European films from the mid-1960s. In 1971 he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which slowly brought his career to a conclusion. (Full list...)

  • Support as nom - SchroCat (talk) 11:34, 19 January 2015 (UTC)