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Hurricane Isabel[edit]

So, one of the articles in the Hurricane Isabel topic was merged. How do we go about removing one article from a topic? --♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 03:48, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

You can go ahead and edit the Wikipedia:Featured topics/Hurricane Isabel page directly, since it's not an addition of a new article or removal of an article that still exists. Since this pushes the topic to 50% featured, you then untransclude the topic from the Good Topics page and add it to the Featured Topics page, and adjust the templates on the talk pages of the articles in the topic. --PresN 04:05, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
I took care of moving the topic from GT to FT. I think it takes a while for it to update to show its now a Featured Topic though. GamerPro64 14:39, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
Found the issue. The Canada article was still tagged as being part of the topic so I removed it. GamerPro64 14:51, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the help! ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:14, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

So similar to Isabel, the tropical cyclone project recently agreed to merging 1978 January subtropical storm, which was part of Wikipedia:Featured topics/Off-season Atlantic hurricanes. Is there an easy way to remove that? --♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 21:15, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

  • Once again I did this and now its not part of the topic anymore. Thank you for calling attention to it. GamerPro64 21:26, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks, wasn't sure how easy or hard it was. The article was merged only a short time ago. I just wanted to finish everything associated with it. --♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 21:32, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

Once again, we agreed to merge Hurricane Patsy (1959). I removed it from Wikipedia:Featured topics/Category 5 Pacific hurricanes, but wasn't sure how much else had to be done, since its merger qualifies it for FT status, I believe. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:03, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Seeing how much there was in the topic, as in all the crossing overs the articles had with other topics, it was hard to make sure all the numbers were correct. But overall, I updated the topic to Featured Topic status and all that. GamerPro64 15:46, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Hopefully Patsy wasn't too bad, since it was only in the one topic. ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 15:55, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Steeplechase 2013[edit]

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The Triple Crown's 2013 Steeplechase Event is here!
Get your horses ready and participate the race of the year
All featured content nominated from October 1, and all content promoted from November 1, is eligible.
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ΛΧΣ21 07:36, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

FLC elections[edit]

Emblem-WikiVote.svg Thank you for participating in the 2013 FLC Elections. The new delegates have been selected.

Elected delegates: Crisco 1492 and SchroCat.

Everyone is invited to participate. Cheers. — ΛΧΣ21 00:18, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014[edit]

Hi there; this is just a quick note to let you all know that the 2014 WikiCup will begin in January. The WikiCup is an annual competition to encourage high-quality contributions to Wikipedia by adding a little friendly competition to editing. At the time of writing, 106 users have signed up to take part in the competition; interested parties, no matter their level of experience or their editing interests, are warmly invited to sign up. Questions are welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Thanks! J Milburn (talk) 20:39, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Ford Island[edit]

I'm considering this as a topic area for Featured topic status. It needs some work, but this is what I have in mind:

I think I can get Ford Island, Pacific Aviation Museum, USS Arizon Memorial and USS Oklahoma to GA class. Would I also need the last 2 to be at GA status?--v/r - TP 19:08, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

While Seth Porter Ford does not have to be in the topic, Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Ford Island should be included. However, why is USS Bowfin (SS-287) in {{Ford Island}} but not mentioned in Ford Island? Since the Bowfin lies closer to Honolulu's mainland than Ford Island, it should probably be removed from the navbox to avoid confusion. Otherwise, it appears the rest of the topic as proposed is complete.-- 22:28, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
Okay, so I've added arrows above, that is my goal. If I reach my goal, do you think this topic will be FTC material? I put the Bowfin in the Navbox to include all of the Pearl Harbor memorials. A separate navbox for the memorials would duplicate a lot of the Ford Island stuff.--v/r - TP 03:07, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
Okay, those first 9 articles should work for a good topic nomination. However, although not applying to this topic, does Battleship Row really need its own article? It seems like you could easily merge it into Attack on Pearl Harbor.-- 04:15, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
Why is the Oklahoma included here? She was salvaged and later lost at sea while being towed to the mainland. Admittedly she was sunk in Battleship Row and was the only BB other than Arizona not to be returned to service, but so what? And Battleship Row needs to be revamped; the term actually refers to the mooring positions alongside Ford Island usually used by the Pacific Fleet's battleships.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 05:49, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
The Oklahoma's mast was returned to Ford Island and currently sits in a memorial right outside the entrance to the USS Missouri. Juhachi, I felt the same way upon first impression. But my guess is that if I were to do a bit of digging, battleship row is probably notable in it's own right. I think Mr. Ford is important to a topic about Ford Island as its namesake.--v/r - TP 06:27, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
I think Battleship Row is notable only in the context of Pearl Harbor; I'm sure other places have similar type names for parts of the fleet anchorages. Don't forget that every article needs to be at least a good article for good topic status; and 50% must be FA for a featured topic.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 07:07, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

A question on procedure[edit]

I've recently finished writing the last few articles that will complete this rather large topic. Granted, two lists need to go through FLC (which means I'll see you in 6 months ;) ), but I'm not sure of the proper procedure. Because the topic is so large, I've split it into subtopics - 4 of the 5 subtopics are already Good Topics, but the last one is not. When it comes time, should I nominate the subtopic separately from the main topic or will one nomination do the job? I don't want to create more work for anyone than I already am. Parsecboy (talk) 12:26, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Nominate each topic separately. Nergaal (talk) 16:22, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. Parsecboy (talk) 16:38, 8 April 2014 (UTC)