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1960 Atlantic hurricane season[edit]

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1960 Atlantic hurricane season
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Featured article star.svg Tropical Storm Brenda
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I will ask this question since I have nominated it - Can you nominate a good or featured topic if you have only made a couple edits across the entire topic? I have not really contributed significantly to the topic I have just nominated, but it meets all of the good topic criteria. Hurricane Andrew (444) 14:20, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

Actors and criterion 1c[edit]

I'm contemplating starting an extremely ambitious long-term project with a GT (or FT, if unicorns are real...) as the end goal. However, before I get things underway, it occurs to me that it may not be eligible for GT/FT because of criterion 1c. Does an actor, and the list of film articles that constitute their filmography constitute a valid topic? We do not generally categorize films-by-actor, nor are there typically navbox templates for actors and their works (although there are a handful of ... well, exceptional exceptions). Thoughts? Squeamish Ossifrage (talk) 21:57, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

I think instead, going for a topic that covered all the films directed by a director would not only be more manageable, but would satisfy criterion 1c. It's common for film directors to have navboxes containing the films they directed, in addition to a "Films directed by NAME" category.-- 06:40, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
Probably a reasonable approach. Ironically, more work in this case, but, hey, I need something to keep me busy for the next couple of years, right? Squeamish Ossifrage (talk) 17:32, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
I don't see any reason why you couldn't build a topic around an actor and his films. You'd have to build a navbox to link them, but that's not hard, just tedious because of the size of your topic.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 18:21, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
Actually, upon further reading, it seems there's pretty longstanding consensus against doing that to avoid navbox proliferation. That's understandable, lest something like It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World collapse under the weight of its navboxes! But, since we've got 1c as a criterion, that does sort of foreclose on "actor" topics. That's fine though; I've got a director in mind now, and am starting to acquire the small library of sourcing this'll take. But the topic's historically important and painfully under-represented in the project, so ... all's good. Squeamish Ossifrage (talk) 18:31, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

How to add a Fully Featured Symbol to a topic?[edit]

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Featured article star.svg United States Bicentennial coinage
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I checked the Featured Topic Criteria, Nomination Procedure, whether it could be edited to have it and tried googling quite thoroughly. Seems weird that it doesn't seem to be mentioned anywhere unless I missed something obvious. The above is an example I found of this problem.

Added it; the box automatically adds it if everything linked in the box is in a category named "Wikipedia featured topics United States Bicentennial coinage featured content" (for this one), which they were but the category itself hadn't been created. I went ahead and made it and its parent cat, Wikipedia featured topics United States Bicentennial coinage, which popped the star on there. --PresN 16:25, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. It seems really complex to do though so could an explanation also be added to the Featured Topic Criteria or something similar. I don't see how others would be able to find out how to do this on their own without one. Vctrbarbieri (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 00:49, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
It's part of the closing process to create such categories, so this was merely an oversight by the delegate who closed the topic for promotion last July.-- 00:57, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Evaluation of a topic for completeness[edit]

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Featured article star.svg Sega Genesis
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Symbol support vote.svg Sega 32X
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Symbol oppose vote.svg List of Sega Genesis games
Cscr-candidate.svg List of Sega CD games
Featured article star.svg List of Sega 32X games
Symbol support vote.svg Sega Meganet
Symbol support vote.svg Sega Channel


I brought this up at the Video games WikiProject, and at their suggestion I've brought this here. I'm looking at a potential featured topic on Sega Genesis, but there's been a pretty significant question to me on where we draw the line for completeness on this topic. Unique about it, in the articles listed here, is that the Genesis console had two add-ons (CD and 32X), individual game libraries for each add-on as well as its own, and two separate Internet-based services, Meganet and Sega Channel. However, there are a lot of associated topics, such as Videogame Rating Council, the accessory Menacer (which I've tried to merge away and been reverted), the court case Sega v. Accolade, and Sonic the Hedgehog (character), not to mention all of the individual video game articles for the system. I'd like to bring this to candidacy after I finish up with List of Sega Genesis games and everything else passes, but is that enough? Red Phoenix build the future...remember the past... 02:29, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

  • At a first glance, the biggest omission seems to be List of Japanese Sega Mega Drive games. The controller seems important but I would be fine without it. The same for the trial and the VRC. I think that Sonic though seems such an important part of the success of the console (much more than the controller for example) that it should be included. Nergaal (talk) 16:51, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
    • Forgot to note, I'll be merging away List of Japanese Sega Mega Drive games into List of Sega Genesis games as part of the rewrite of that list. It's all duplicated anyway. Red Phoenix build the future...remember the past... 20:55, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
    • Next question: if Sonic needs to be included, would that be Sonic the Hedgehog (character) or Sonic the Hedgehog (1991 video game)? Or both? Red Phoenix build the future...remember the past... 14:25, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
      • Since the latter will be included as part of the list of games, I would say you would not have to add it in. However, I'm not sure about the character. Would a topic on Nintendo have to include Mario? Or a topic on the Xbox have to include Master Chief? I would say a topic on the Sonic franchise would have to include the character, but for a console, it seems pretty superfluous.-- 22:54, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
        • I implied this at the WP:VG thread as well, but to reiterate here- I don't think the topic needs to have the Sonic character article. It's connected to the console, sure, but I don't think it's so intrinsically tied up with what the Genesis is/was that it needs to be in the topic- I think that the Sonic game(s) are covered under the list of games, and that the character article is covered under them. I'm also in agreement with Nergaal that the controller article is optional- if it was an article on the main Genesis gamepad, that would be one thing, but for an optional lightgun that only 8 (out of hundreds) of games used, I don't think it's required. --PresN 23:42, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
          • And if I may be honest, I really would love to get rid of Menacer anyway for notability concerns and undue weight for the peripheral, but I don't see that being allowed to happen. If this is really all that would be needed for a featured topic, I could see this coming to WP:FTC within a couple of months as the FACs and FLCs finish up—I took Sega CD to FAC just yesterday and will likely work on Sega 32X to take it there right when the FAC for Sega CD passes. Red Phoenix build the future...remember the past... 13:40, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Four Freedoms (Norman Rockwell)[edit]

Would it be sufficient for a Four Freedoms (Norman Rockwell) GT to promote Four Freedoms (Norman Rockwell), Freedom of Speech (painting), Freedom from Fear (painting), Freedom to Worship (painting), and Freedom from Want (painting) or would I also have to promote Four Freedoms and Norman Rockwell?--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 10:24, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

It would be sufficient with Four Freedoms (Norman Rockwell) and the four paintings that encompass it. This would be exactly like the case of Wikipedia:Featured topics/Four Quartets.-- 12:23, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
I agree with 十八. --PresN 19:32, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
A 5-article topic would be the correct format here. Nergaal (talk) 10:55, 21 December 2013 (UTC)