Category talk:Featured articles

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Hidden?[edit]

I would think readers would care about featured articles. I mean they're the main feature on the main page. Rocket000 (talk) 10:06, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

agreed... we'll see how consensus plays out. -ΖαππερΝαππερ BabelAlexandria 23:22, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Hmm, I can agree that readers care about featured articles, but I'm not sure it's useful to show it in the category list in the footer, when we already show a logo for featured articles at the top/right, and link other featured articles from the main page. And it somewhat violates the usual expectation that non-hidden categories will be content categories in which the subject of the article belongs, rather than meta-categories having to do with Wikipedia. --Delirium (talk) 05:06, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Agree with the first user. Featured articles are interesting to read. JRG (talk) 05:41, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
They can still be accessed from Wikipedia:Featured articles linked through the main page though. I agree with Delirium - the category is also more for maintenance than casual reading because of the unsorted nature of all the articles (as opposed to the main FA link, where all articles are categorized according to topic with a much clearer interface). -- Mentisock 12:44, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

It has ben unhidden. -- Alan Liefting (talk) - 04:00, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Redundant[edit]

Why does this category exist? As long as {{ArticleHistory}} is used properly on FA talk pages (which I believe is a requirement nowadays), this category is redundant to Category:Wikipedia featured articles. (Right now one of them is off by about 4, I assume this is just due to a delay in recaching, since the categories are added through templates.)

The same problem seems to apply to Category:Good articles and Category:Wikipedia good articles. rʨanaɢ (talk) 23:20, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

You dropped a note on my talk page about this. I suppose they are in some ways redundant. Both categories have been around for a long time but I don't really know what others use them for now. I use them both as a cross-reference to differentiate improperly tagged FAs or GAs from page moves. In that sense, the redundancy is helpful. The article-space one is invisible, too. Gimmetoo (talk) 06:51, 20 June 2011 (UTC)