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Can we reach some kind of consensus on which way things are listed. Currently articles has the newest FA at thye top, whilst lists has the newest FL at the bottom. Haven't checked Portals or Pictures. Personally I think the newest should be at the top, as that's where people are most likely to click. HornetMike 11:31, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Agree with you. Latest pages should be at top. — Ambuj Saxena (talk) 14:26, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
Seeing as no-one has objected I've implemented this HornetMike 16:44, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
Apologies, Mike -- I had no idea this conversation had ever happened. As I explained in my comment on your user talk page, I have no great preference for the order. It's just that the procedure for promoting featured pictures specifies that they should be listed by date as a primary sorter and then in alphabetical order within a given date. So when I close nominations that's how I put them in. I closed 8 nominations last night, including three promotions, and noticed the list was in reverse order. So I reordered the list and added the three new entries at the bottom to comply with the closing procedures.
All that said, I can see the logic in ordering them with the newest at the bottom on this particular page. Since the dates are listed in parentheses following the entry, it's logical to list them in chronological order. Reverse chronological makes more sense to me if the dates aren't listed next to each entry, since additions to the list will be more obvious to casual observation at the top than at the bottom. -- Moondigger 20:57, 21 September 2006 (UTC)
Sorry I haven't replied sooner - I'm back at Uni and it's taken a while to set up the net in my house and get round to replying. Anyway, yeah. I see your point, about the listing being in that order when the dates are shown. I have to say, I don't particularly like the dates being there. I know it says to put them there, but I think it's a bit ugly and the date is only really useful to the editors in knowing when to remove the pictures. For the casual reader, it isn't particularly useful. I'd far rather have it as it with articles/lists and simply set a number of articles to be listed and when something's promoted to simply add it and remove the oldest one.
So essentially it now lies on whether the dates remain, as I your reasoning makes sense. It does need to be resolved, though, as it's a bit weird with the pictures being different to everything else. Cheers, HornetMike 00:27, 4 October 2006 (UTC)


What do people think of the idea of making this display a bit more compact and standardized? I'm thinking of something along the lines of User:CBDunkerson/Sandbox5.

That shows the ten most recently promoted for each type of featured content (except featured topics, of which there are only five so far) in order with newest at the top. The number to be shown could be increased to fifteen or twenty, but keeping it constant across types allows for a compact layout. The colors used are copied from the palettes on each of the different 'featured <whatever>' pages.

I'd like to switch to something like this to show a more compact list on Wikipedia:Featured content and then move that up above the 'featured content procedures' section. This template is also transcluded onto Wikipedia:New featured content, an old draft design for the community portal, and a few pages in user space, but none of those get a large amount of traffic. Thoughts? --CBD 12:53, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Sounds and looks good to me. Can you squeeze topics in there somehow? (I don't know why Calabrese keeps deleting all reference to it). —Quiddity 19:25, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
I put it in with the topics and portals on a separate (smaller) row since new ones are added less frequently. -CBD 23:01, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
Really nice work, it looks great. I'd perhaps suggest that the topics and portals row be moved beaneath the articles/lists/pictures row, as they're more frequently updated and perhaps the three "more popular" Featured areas. Cheers, HornetMike 01:44, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
Ditto and ditto. Was bold and did.
I think we need a different background for this section in the WP:FC page, Possibly a new standard "featured" color, instead of the #FFF7E6. I'll tinker with palettes for a bit. —Quiddity 07:43, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
I've brought up my change to FTopics and proposed change to "featured" overviews at Wikipedia talk:Featured content#Color. Please comment there. Thanks —Quiddity 03:32, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Row sizes

Currently the topics and portals show the most recent five promotions and the other types show the most recent ten. I picked those figures because they seemed about what was usually shown. However, there was just an update where 14 articles were promoted all at once... meaning that some weren't listed here at all. Is that common / likely to become more common? I expect we will want to tweak the row sizes over time. Do 10 & 5 make sense for now? --CBD 02:27, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Generally promotions are less than 10. It depends how frequently Raul gets through them. 10 and 5 seems fine to me. HornetMike 03:10, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
  • I'd like to respectfully lobby for including all newly featured articles each time Raul promotes, which is generally 10-15, and looks like all will fit in the space provided. Just because an article falls outside the 10th promoted on a given day, doesnt mean it doesn't deserve a little time in this space, as all editors have worked hard for these promotions. Please consider. Thank you. Cricket02 16:38, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
  • This is worth considering. The 5 and 10 looked good originally, and levelled up nicely. Recently the picture names have been considerably bigger than the article names, leaving white space and making it seem a bit unfair that some articles aren't even included on the list. Or perhaps request Raul only promotes in bunches of 10? HornetMike


Are there any plans to include Wikipedia:Featured sounds? Admittedly, this still an experiment, but it could be interesting to include it in this template so that more people could hear about it. Just a thought. If you have any questions, please contact me at my talk page. Ian Manka 22:37, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

I'd been planning to add it when we got up to five sounds, but Pharos put it in already. We'll see how it goes. --CBD 00:27, 16 February 2007 (UTC)
Feel free to run this template how you will; I only added the sounds here after you put the box on the Featured contents page.--Pharos 00:33, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Atom feed

I'm regularly scraping this page and feeding it to an Atom feed - I've thought of adding article summaries/lead sections as an inline body, but for now it just links to the article in question. Perl source. As of now I haven't refactored paths to feeds out of the source, so they're hardcoded in. The cronjob to update it runs every 5 minutes, and when it finds a [[MediaWiki internal link]], it adds it to the feed with the current timestamp if it's not already there. MathiasRav (talk) 16:08, 28 June 2009 (UTC) {{Show|Page parsing regexen| The page is parsed by the line. If certain line breaks are removed, the script will break.

The script stores table headers in one array, table cells in another. It assumes one cell per header throughout the page and assumes the


FYI, there is talk of using a different template for sounds on this page to reduce the amount of space it takes up, as it takes up an absurd amount of space currently. See Wikipedia talk:Featured sound candidates#Courtesy Proposal. Regards, Jujutacular talk 00:28, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Proposal: Redirect to WP:GO

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Unless I'm missing something This page appears to only ever be viewed by people adding content to it. I see no reason to continue supporting it, and suggest it be redirected to WP:GO, which has somewhat greater traffic. Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:16, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

I have made a note on each of the featured content talk pages. Jujutacular talk 23:50, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
Just noticed: this template is transcluded onto Portal:Featured content, which is viewed tens of thousands of times a day. Jujutacular talk 17:11, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Weel, that scuppers the rationale for this proposal. Adam Cuerden (talk) 08:20, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
Ouch. Suggest this is archived! The Rambling Man (talk) 18:21, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

Semi-protected edit request on 7 April 2014

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Not done: this is the talk page for discussing improvements to the template {{Announcements/New featured content}}. Please make your request at the talk page for the article concerned. --ElHef (Meep?) 18:32, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 January 2016

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Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. --allthefoxes (Talk) 16:53, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 June 2017

Gerryshon254 (talk) 14:17, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Gerrishon Sirere is an entertainment whilwind — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gerryshon254 (talkcontribs) 14:22, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Izno (talk) 14:38, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
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Semi-protected edit request on 14 August 2017

Patrick Nyamvumba the chief of Rwanda Defence Staff now is not lieutenant-general he is full general instead.Thanks!! Milesdolphi (talk) 16:45, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 18:59, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Tableless layout

I whipped up a flexbox layout for this template — (view), (diff) — to start working around certain mobile and accessibility limitations of tables. I self-reverted, though, since I should've checked first to make sure this doesn't interfere with Hawkeye7's FACBot. Is it safe to make this edit? Matt Fitzpatrick (talk) 07:47, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 November 2017/Aekqw13Q416280058 (talk) 01:23, 8 November 2017 (UTC)


Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Sakura Cartelet Talk 01:40, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 29 March 2018 (talk) 09:03, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
Not done as you have not requested a change, but I suspect you are in the wrong place, as this page is only to discuss improvements to Template:Announcements/New featured content:.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this on the talk page of the relevant article in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 12:14, 29 March 2018 (UTC)