Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests

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I have tweaked the pending requests page to add an extra column, so that we know which articles have been added by a primary author and which haven't. I've done this because of some confusion at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Geoffrey (archbishop of York), where Cirt thought that Ealdgyth had put the article onto the pending nominations list when she hadn't (it was an IP adding lots of articles). As the list is very long now, I've added "collapse" tags so that it doesn't overwhelm this talk page, where it's transcluded. BencherliteTalk 11:09, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Okay, thank you, I was not aware that particular article wasn't added by Ealdgyth. — Cirt (talk) 11:50, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
I don't think I've ever seen Ealdgyth volunteer one of her articles for the main page... BencherliteTalk 11:59, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Alright, understood, I was not aware of that, either. — Cirt (talk) 12:20, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations to the new coordinators - and a new template for you/them[edit]

The discussion at WT:TFA has been closed as consensus that Brianboulton, Crisco 1492 and Dank should take over as coordinators. My thanks and best wishes to them. To contact all of them in one go, you can now just use {{@TFA}} which produces @WP:TFA coordinators: and pings all three of them through the notification system (in the same way that {{@FAC}} pings all the FAC coordinators). Many thanks, once again, to everyone who has helped at TFAR in the last two years. BencherliteTalk 12:50, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Ah, you beat me to it -- {{@TFA}} was going to be my first suggestion once everything was wrapped up... ;-) Anyway, congratulations to the new coords one and all, and thanks again Bench for your sterling efforts over the past couple of years! Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 12:56, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
  • (ec) And thank you, for all of your efforts to improve TFA (and amazing job at managing it). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:57, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Some 2014 stats[edit]

Looking at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/TFAs in 2014, I thought the following might be of interest:

  • Longest gap between promotion to FA status and appearance as TFA: Hurricane John (1994) (8 years, 61 days)
  • Shortest gap: Waveguide filter (6 days)
  • TFAs nominated through TFAR: 173 (47%)
  • TFAs chosen by me: 192 (53%)
  • Mean gap: 2 years 162 days
    • Mean gap for TFAs nominated through TFAR: 1 year 291 days
    • Mean gap for TFAs chosen by me: 3 years 10 days
  • Median gap: 1 year 190 days
    • Median gap for TFAs nominated through TFAR: 298 days
    • Median gap for TFAs chosen by me: 2 years 187 days

Which I think means that I tended to choose more older FAs than TFAR suggested (17 out of the oldest 25 TFAs were chosen by me, while 14 out of the newest 25 TFAs were nominated at TFAR, for instance) - sometimes this will have been because nominators came straight from FAC to TFAR (perhaps after I'd dropped them a note using {{FA congrats}}) before I got a chance to grab the article for myself!

No doubt those of you who like statistics and analysis can find other things of interest there or at User:Bencherlite/TFA notepad 2014, which has more of a look at the TFAs by topic compared to their proportional representation at WP:FANMP at the start of 2014. BencherliteTalk 00:20, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

New FAC and FAR Coordinators proposed[edit]

Successful and unsuccessful nominations - housekeeping / archives[edit]

As you may remember, the nominations subpage system started in April 2014. I have been working through the TFAR page history to create retrospective subpages for all other nominations during my time as TFA delegate/coordinator (i.e. from late November 2012). This is now complete.

Hope this is useful. BencherliteTalk 08:55, 24 December 2014 (UTC)