Portal talk:Featured content

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Former featured portal candidate This portal is a former featured portal candidate. Please see the links under Portal milestones below for its original nomination page and why the nomination failed.
October 3, 2014 Featured portal candidate Not promoted
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Removing the Signpost from the portal

Well, I thought the quality of the Signpost was sufficient that we could trust it for this page. As it is, though, I don't think that's true. I think we're probably better, at least in the short term, to comment out the Signpost report, and run with the WP:GO transcription until such time as content improves to the minimum standard necessary for a high impact page. I have accordingly commented out the code until such time as the appalling travesty being offered for next week has passed, because I put my name out as a guarantor of quality; I don't have the time for Wikipedia to keep up with the farcical situation being done with featured content on the Signpost - would you believe that they've hard-coded it so that, despite the Signpost running featured content reports so that the promotions happened during the period between two and a half weeks and a week and a half before the date on the issue, they've hardcoded the bot used to set it up so it can't be run until three days before the issue comes out, or it grabs from the previous week.

They clearly don't care in the slightest, and this week's is apparently going to consist of uncaptioned featured pictures, presented completely devoid of context, and an undescribed featured topic.

I don't think that reaches even the minimum standard for this page. I apologise for making the proposal that it be featured on here. I thought people besides me actually cared enough to want to make sure minimum standards would be met. Adam Cuerden (talk) 19:19, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Actually we do care, Adam, and it's very insulting for you to dismiss our efforts. We simply don't have the manpower and resources to create FC to your personal expectations, I've repeatedly told you today. We need people willing to help out, and recruiting people isn't easy when the editor most closely associated with FC, historically speaking anyway, isn't one of those people helping out and is bashing the few people who are willing to do the work. We don't always get it right, but we are trying. You currently are not. Gamaliel (talk) 21:47, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

The Kingdom of England

Shouldn't it be pointed out that the England which borders Wales is different from the Kingdom of England which included Wales? Or is that too complicated? Slightnostalgia (talk) 09:21, 30 October 2015 (UTC)


I tried to report an error with yesterday's featured list. To do that I posted on the talk page of the list feature of that day. A later post said that I would have been better posting at WP:ERRORS. How does one know to do that? Are there links to WP:ERRORS from the various featured archives? -- SGBailey (talk) 13:32, 3 November 2015 (UTC)