Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates

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Featured Portals in Wikipedia

A featured portal is a portal which is regarded by the community as being an example of Wikipedia's finest work. This page is where featured portal candidates are considered by the community against the featured portal criteria.

Nominators are expected to make an effort to address objections. A portal should not be a featured portal candidate and at the same time be listed at portal peer review. Users are asked not to add a second nomination here until the first has gained support and concerns have been substantially addressed. Do not split a nomination page into subsections, which will cause problems in its archiving (if necessary, use bolded headings). Please respond positively to constructive criticism.

For a nomination to be promoted to featured portal status, consensus must be reached that it meets the criteria. Consensus is built among the reviewers and nominators. If, after sufficient time, objections considered actionable have not been resolved or consensus for promotion has not been reached, a nomination will be removed from the list and archived. Consensus may be determined by any editor in good standing who is not materially involved in the portal's development or maintenance, or in any related WikiProjects. The process is overseen by the Featured Portal directors Cirt and OhanaUnited.

A bot will update the portal talk page after the portal is promoted or the nomination archived; the delay in bot processing can range from minutes to several days, and the {{FPOC}} template should remain on the talk page until the bot updates {{ArticleHistory}}. If a nomination is archived, the nominator should take adequate time to work on resolving issues before re-nominating—typically at least a few weeks.

At present, there are 170 featured portals, of a total of 1455 portals on Wikipedia.


Featured content:

Featured portal tools:

Nomination procedure

  1. Before nominating a portal for featured portal status on this page, compare it against the featured portal criteria and ensure that it meets all criteria before nominating.
    • It is strongly recommended that you use the portal peer review process before nominating the portal. Peer reviews help to identify and fix basic improvement needs before they might be used as the basis for opposing a nomination.
    • You may also wish to observe other featured portals in the same topic to get ideas on how to further improve your portal before nomination.
  2. Place {{FPOC}} on the talk page of the nominated portal, and click the "initiate nomination" link – This will allow you to initiate the nomination in the correct format.
    • Note: If you are resubmitting the portal after a previously failed nomination, it is important that you follow the following instructions correctly:
    1. Use the move tab to rename the previous nomination to a new title:
      example: move Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Example to Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Example/Archive 1
      Go back to the template you left on the talk page of the nominated portal, and replace the code {{FPOC}} with {{FPOC|Archive 1}}. Save the page and re-click the "initiate nomination" link to start the nomination again. These instructions do not work; They presume no redirect will be left behind - only a possibility for admins. Please update with correct instructions.
  3. Fill in the blanks of the page, including why you are nominating the portal and other necessary details about the portal that need to be covered.
  4. Click this link and place the following code {{Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Example}} (replacing Example with the name of your portal) directly under the header, and above all previous nominations. This will transclude the nomination subpage you created for your nominated portal to be seen on the main candidacy page. Be sure to include an edit summary that clearly states which portal you are nominating: e.g., nominating Portal:Example.
  5. Nominator is strongly encouraged to watchlist the nomination page.
  6. Nominator may wish to leave a neutrally worded notice at the talk pages of relevant WikiProjects.

Supporting and objecting

Please read nominated portals fully before deciding to support or oppose a nomination.

  • To edit nominations in order to comment on them, you must click the "edit" link to the right of the portal nomination on which you wish to comment (not the overall page's "edit this page" link).
  • If you approve of a portal, write '''Support''' followed by your reasons.
  • If you oppose a nomination, write '''Object''' followed by the reason for your objection. Each objection must provide a specific rationale that can be addressed. If nothing can be done in principle to "fix" the source of the objection, the objection may be ignored. This includes objections to a portal's suitability for the Wikipedia.
    • To withdraw an objection, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.
  • Any registered editor may express an opinion. "Supports" and "opposes" from IP editors will be crossed out, but their comments on portal content should be considered.



Worked to bring the portal back to an acceptable status and it seems to fit the featured portal standards. The topic is broad as it covers an entire academic field that has a large amount of quality content. I have queued content for the next three months and will continue to add more as time goes on. Wugapodes (talk) 04:20, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Comments by Dharmadhyaksha
Category added. Wugapodes (talk) 16:43, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
  • How many featured article, featured phones and sets of DYKs are included in the portal? The numbers might help reviewers in gauging.
The features are manually selected and included rather than being chosen from a list. Features are currently queued for three months. The Linguistics WikiProject lists 42 articles at or above GA quality and 258 at B class. Wugapodes (talk) 16:43, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Are all featured articles actually featured? Means how many of those are FAs, GAs or what classes are they?
I have changed the wording from "featured" to "selected" as not all articles selected are "featured articles". Selected articles are required to be at least B-class to ensure quality but also allow a larger pool of content for nominators to choose from. Preference is given to articles GA and above. The phones are selected without regard to quality of the article as it is the phone that is being selected rather than the article. Wugapodes (talk) 16:43, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

§§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 06:56, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Portal:Saudi Arabia[edit]

Nominated the portal as edited thoroughly plus many errors and unwanted chunks repaired/deleted. Plus, the portal has 15 Good articles, 3 Featured articles, 7 DYK hooks, News section included and Featured picture section. SuperHero👊 07:28, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Comments by Wugapodes

In general a very useful portal! I have a few issues with it that should be addressed before I can support though:

  • The featured city has a large number of images that make it difficult to read.
  • In the "Things you can do" section, the "Join the Saudi Wikiproject and help us expanding our topics" sentence feels self referential.
  • I'm not sure about the web content. I'm not sure if it complies (or needs to comply) with the external linking policy and feels counter to the purpose of a portal. The purpose of a portal is an entry point to Wikipedia content, and having a large section of external links feels counter to that.

If you can take care of these things I would be happy to support. Thanks for the hard work! Wugapodes (talk) 21:15, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Support Changes look good! Best of luck. Wugapodes (talk) 17:56, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Support from an IP Seems better work on this portal. (talk) 13:47, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
This IP address has only a handful of edits. All of which were on the same articles as the nominator and one of which was used to upvote a DYK? nomination by D'SuperHero. Just saying. Jolly Ω Janner 21:43, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Wugapodes, Fixed the above issues and moreover added some data to give a good look-and-feel of the portal. SuperHero👊 13:46, 6 January 2016 (UTC)


I am nominating this portal for featured portal status. Admittedly this is a comparatively small topic (less than 100 articles in the corresponding WP:HALO WikiProject), but this portal only showcases high-quality content (all articles displayed in the Selected article, DYK and Selected picture sections are of at least GA-class) and covers the basics well.

This portal includes:

  • 14 selected articles, all FA-class, therefore the section is named "Featured article". If 14 articles is not enough, I can add a few GAs to this section to push the number of selected articles above 20.
  • 27 Did You Know hooks, linking to 29 articles, consisting of 28 good articles and 1 featured list. These hooks are divided into 4 categories. One hook from each category is randomly selected to be displayed.
  • 20 selected pictures, all with credits and captions. All bold links are to articles that are of GA-class or higher and are within the scope of the Halo WikiProject. I did not include any image I used for blurbs of selected articles.
  • Related portals and appropriate WMF interwiki links. I have no idea why the template looks like that.

Since this is my first portal creation, please feel free to comment and suggest improvements. Thank you. sst✈discuss 06:51, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Notified: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Halo, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Video games, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Microsoft, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Albums, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Novels. sst✈discuss 07:09, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Comment by Rodw I know nothing of the content but on a first look at the layout, I note 3 links on two lines below Selected Picture. I had exactly the same issue on Portal:Bristol and User:John of Reading kindly resolved it through the use of {{Random portal component with nominate}} and special layout templates (which I didn't fully understand). It might be worth seeing if similar tweaks could be offered for this Portal.— Rod talk 19:50, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

I've removed the second line. -- John of Reading (talk) 20:01, 8 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for your comments. sst✈discuss 09:39, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
@Rodw: & @John of Reading: Can you check if the improvements were made to your satisfaction? If yes, please indicate your support. If not, please explain why. OhanaUnitedTalk page 19:55, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
The multiple links I mentioned were fixed by User:John of Reading ages ago. Taking another look at the portal:
  • I am unsure about the use of a graphic for the word "HALO" in the title bar - does this meet the accessibility requirements for those using screen readers etc?
  • Personally I would have the navboxes under "Topics" ie Halo series, 343 Industries & Bungie start in a collapsed state but I don't know if that is covered by the featured portal requirements.— Rod talk 20:07, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
  • The layout of the bottom component "Wikimedia" sems strange on my screen with the links & graphics out of alignment (not sure why).Rod talk 20:07, 28 January 2016 (UTC)
@Rodw: I've edited {{Wikimedia for portals}} to fix the alignment problem in the "Wikimedia" box. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:57, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
I have added alt text for the "HALO" logo in the title. sst(conjugate) 15:38, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
I have set the navboxes to display in a collapsed state. sst(conjugate) 15:39, 1 February 2016 (UTC)