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Greg Wohlwend topic[edit]

7 articles
Good article Greg Wohlwend
Greg Wohlwend headshot full frame.jpg
Good article Solipskier
Good article nominee Puzzlejuice
Good article Gasketball
Good article Hundreds
Good article Ridiculous Fishing
Good article Threes!


I'm preparing this topic for candidacy and am curious how I should handle it. Wohlwend is an indie developer and the topic scope was meant to be the things he has worked on, and the above topic would comprise all of them. He was one part of a two-person team, Mikengreg (also a GA), that worked on his first two full titles (as well as some smaller stuff) but I didn't think that it fit the scope unless perhaps it was the parent for Solipskier and Gasketball within the topic. Thoughts? czar  00:06, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Okay, it's up: Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Greg Wohlwend/archive1 czar  00:10, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Mother series topic[edit]

16 articles
C-Class article Mother series
EarthBound Ness cosplayers (6159720848).jpg
B-Class article Mother
Good article EarthBound
Good article fandom
Good article Marcus Lindblom
Start-Class article Ness
Good article Mother 3
Good article development
Good article fan translation
Good article Music of the series
Start-Class article Keiichi Suzuki
Start-Class article Hirokazu Tanaka
Start-Class article Shigesato Itoi
C-Class article Giygas
C-Class article Mr. Saturn
Stub-Class article Nobuyuki Inoue


Looking for some feedback on this. Thoughts on whether I need to include (all of) the individuals and the characters? czar  00:47, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

I don't think you need any of the people. Mother/Earthbound is a part of their body of work, they are not a part of the games. Just like how in an album topic, you don't include the artist- unless this is the only thing they ever did, and it's not. I do think you need Ness/Giygas/Mr. Saturn, though, since those are all components of the games. --PresN 00:56, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
That said, you can always cut it down to essentials with just the series page and the three games, and name it "Mother titles", but I doubt you want that. --PresN 00:57, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Live at Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Mother series/archive1 czar  00:25, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

audited article of limited subject matter[edit]

Can I ask what "audited article of limited subject matter or inherent instability."means?

I have this vague (and probably very silly) idea of getting all EH properties in Somerset to be a Good Topic: )see below with current status)

13 articles
Featured list List of English Heritage properties in Somerset
Good articleCleeve Abbey
Start-Class articleDunster Butter Cross
Good articleFarleigh Hungerford Castle
Start-Class articleGallox Bridge, Dunster
Good articleMuchelney Abbey
Good articleNunney Castle
Good article nomineeSir Bevil Grenville's Monument
Good articleStanton Drew stone circles
Good article nomineeStoney Littleton Long Barrow
Good articleThe Abbot's Fish House, Meare
Good article nomineeThe Tribunal, Glastonbury
B-Class articleYarn Market, Dunster


Looking at Dunster Butter Cross & Gallox Bridge, Dunster (and having searched books, web sites etc for ideas) I'm not sure there is enough content to turn them into GAs - Therefore what would be needed to get them to qualify as "audited article of limited subject matter"? Do I just put them up for peer review and what does "Such items do not count towards criteria 1(a), 3(a)(ii), or 3(b)(i)." mean?— Rod talk 16:04, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Well, first of all, criterion 3(c) states that "limited subject matter" is in the case of lists only, and means that if a list is currently not long enough to pass an WP:FLC due to its short length, it should have "a completed peer review, with all important problems fixed." Also, "inherent instability" in that criterion refers to an article or list which is constantly changing, usually due to being in the process of being rewritten to comply with GA/FA/FL criteria or be the subject of a current event. In other words, the article is expected to grow in time. In such cases, you should wait until the article has attained a certain level of stability when it doesn't change dramatically from day to day. Regarding "Such items do not count towards criteria 1(a), 3(a)(ii), or 3(b)(i).", it means that for such an article that hasn't attained a GA/FA/FL status yet, it's okay to nominate a topic including such an article, but that's assuming the article will eventually get up to GA/FA/FL, but is currently unable to due to its "limited subject matter" or "inherent instability".
As for Dunster Butter Cross and Gallox Bridge, Dunster, the "limited subject matter" doesn't apply to them since they're not lists, so they would both need to get up to GA before the topic could be nominated. There have been very short GAs and FAs in the past, so I wouldn't be too discouraged if there is little to write about the subject, as long as it's comprehensive of the information that does exist. Looking at the other articles in the topic, many of them are very short but also GAs, such as The Abbot's Fish House, Meare and Muchelney Abbey.-- 23:27, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Agreed. It's not spelled out exactly, but the intended purpose of AAs is either lists that are too short to be FLs but either will be longer one day or have a good reason not to get merged into a parent article, or for unreleased media (films, video games, books) that will be GA'd within 3 months after release. GAN does not have a minimum length requirement (unlike FLC's informal "10 items" requirement), so as long as you can prove that you exhausted all sources, there's no reason you can't GA extremely short articles- and if you can't, you'd have to prove it by attempting to get them to GA first, and then justify why they shouldn't just be a mention in List of English Heritage properties in Somerset. --PresN 04:18, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the comments and explanations. I will continue to work on them for GAN and may come back here later.— Rod talk 08:16, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Actor Featured topics[edit]

Should a FT/GT on a film actor include all of his films? Would the actor's biography, filmography and accolades page be sufficient to have a FT/GT?--Skr15081997 (talk) 14:46, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Well, there is at least one precedent with Wikipedia:Featured topics/Maya Angelou which only had Angelou's lists of her works, themes in her autobiographies, and honors as an overview topic (see WIAFT criterion 1(e)).-- 22:31, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
The actor also owns 2 production companies. Should they also be included in FT/GT?--Skr15081997 (talk) 05:27, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
I'm inclined to say yes, but I'm not entirely sure. I would think that a topic on Jimmy Wales would have Wikimedia Foundation in it, for instance.-- 07:22, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Here's the topic

3 articles
B-Class article Akshay Kumar
Featured list Akshay Kumar filmography
List-Class article List of awards and nominations received by Akshay Kumar


Should Hari Om Entertainment and Grazing Goat Pictures be also included?--Skr15081997 (talk) 08:32, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Having those 2 would be nice, but not really necessary IMO. This guy seems to be established well before these companies, while Wales is not well known for work unrelated to WF. Nergaal (talk) 02:48, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Spanish conquest of the Maya[edit]

5 articles
Good article Spanish conquest of the Maya
Good articleSpanish conquest of Chiapas
Featured articleSpanish conquest of Guatemala
Featured articleSpanish conquest of Petén
Good articleSpanish conquest of Yucatán


I've not nominated a Good Topic before, and am wondering if the above group is suitable for nomination. Any feedback appreciated. Best regards, Simon Burchell (talk) 17:04, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Topic seems to be fine. Nergaal (talk) 18:05, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
Agreed, you're good; though you should create a book for the topic and pick a (free-use) image to represent it before you nominate. --PresN 19:36, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
That's great, many thanks. Simon Burchell (talk) 19:46, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

William Burges[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if somebody could tell me what would be required for a featured article topic on Burges. Would it have to include all of his buildings with articles and furniture pieces?♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:46, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

A topic needs a minimum of 3 articles. List of buildings by William Burges would be the second one. Unless there is another separate, stand-alone article or list on his life or awards, the only way to have a topic about him is to include a good chunk of his work, presumably at least the most important works like the grade-1 ones. Nergaal (talk) 19:40, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Hrabri-class submarines[edit]

G'day all, I have not previously nominated a Good Topic, but was hoping for some feedback on this:

3 articles
Good article Hrabri-class submarine
Yugoslav submarine Hrabri.jpg
Good article Hrabri
Good article Nebojša


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Peacemaker67 (talkcontribs) 02:20, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Everything seems to be in order. If you nominate it, it would probably pass.-- 02:18, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I will. Regards, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 02:31, 27 April 2015 (UTC)