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 169 featured portals, of a total of 1408 portals on Wikipedia.


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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.



Bristol is a large city in the south west of England. I have recently updated this portal to randomly display content (45 selected article, 20 selected picture, 18 selected biography), added the recognised content from WikiProject Bristol and automated the category display. User:John of Reading has been very helpful in customising the layout (particularly the options at the bottom of each section). I now feel it meets the featured portal criteria and would appreciate any comments.— Rod talk 18:21, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Rod, this looks like great work to me, but I hope you won't mind if I wait for another set of eyes before confirming my support, as I don't have much previous experience reviewing Portals. Harrias talk 18:20, 25 September 2015 (UTC)


I am pleased to nominate this topic because it is always updated for all the contents.It has 2 selected songs, 3 selected pictures.It is quite low maintenance. Thanks and regards! DoDung2001 (talk) 11:31, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Comment The nominator, DoDung2001, has been blocked indefinitely. Where does that leave this nomination? Mattythewhite (talk) 11:53, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
    • It would probably be failed regardless with just 2 selected songs and 3 selected pictures. Featured status require at least 20 selections each part. OhanaUnitedTalk page 06:03, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose insufficient content to meet FPo criteria. BencherliteTalk 11:27, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Portal:Latin music[edit]

I am nominating this portal because I feel it satisfies the criteria for featured portal. This portal was created by Moxy when the Latin music project was just the Latin American music task force. Since then, it has become a portal for Latin music as a genre as opposed to simply being a portal for Latin American music to reflect on the changes of the WikiProject. Since there are conflicting definitions of Latin music, I decided to base the portal on the Latin Recording Academy's definition of Latin music (see their categories). In other words, the portal focuses on music in Spanish and Portuguese from Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Latino United States as well as recordings done by crossover artists such as Christina Aguilera, Nelly Furtado, and Beyonce. I also use Billboard's and the RIAA's definition as a secondary definition which is why Billboard's Latin charts are listed on top of the portal. Credit goes to Bryan McLaude for updating the Billboard Latin charts every week. I opened a peer review a while back, but I only got feedback from a fellow member and it has gone active. I will be watching this nomination to address any issues. Thank you, Erick (talk) 19:41, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

  • Comment Can you add more "Selected article" selections? OhanaUnitedTalk page 04:04, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
@OhanaUnited: Are articles about tours fine? Erick (talk) 13:39, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
Focus on high-quality articles. Use the project assessment page to locate FA and GA. OhanaUnitedTalk page 16:12, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
@OhanaUnited: The amount of GAs or FAs not about an album or a song is pretty short. I have several articles about a tour by an artist which are GAs, which is why I'm asking if it's okay to those in. Erick (talk) 16:17, 25 August 2015 (UTC) EDIT: @OhanaUnited: The Latin music project has a bunch of featured lists. Would it be feasible to change the section "Selected article" to "Selected artist/list"? Erick (talk) 13:56, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
@OhanaUnited: It's been nearly a month and my question hasn't been answered. Is it okay to change "Selected article" to "Selected article/list"? Erick (talk) 17:17, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes, it's fine. OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:58, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @OhanaUnited: Thank you for your reply. I have changed the section to include featured lists as well. Are there any other recommendations before the portal can be featured? Erick (talk) 05:52, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

@Bryan McLaude: Thank you for the invitation to join this initiative. I'll keep contributing my little grains of sand to the portal ;-). Bryan McLaude (talk) 00:40, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Support, the Latin music portal has been updated and new content continues to be added thanks to Erick and everyone involved at the Latin music WikiProject. We put a lot of hours and hard work to get those articles featured, good, or spotlighted over at DYK and I believe this portal meets the requirements to become a featured portal. Best, jona(talk) 19:50, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Comment: looks very good, well done guys. I think it might be a good idea to caption "Julio Iglesias" underneath his picture: I know he's mentioned in the last line of the introduction, but some people might not make the connection with the photo. I was wondering about perhaps having a news ticker displaying the latest happenings in Latin music (e.g. new single and album releases by major Latin stars, nominations for the latest Latin Grammys, etc.) but perhaps this might be a bit more difficult to maintain. Richard3120 (talk) 19:01, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
@Richard3120: Good point about Julio Iglesias's picture so I added a caption per your suggestion. I've thought about adding a news ticker before, but I'm conflicted about because as you say, it'll probably be more difficult to maintain. There is however, an article for 2015 in Latin music. Thanks for the suggestion! Erick (talk) 19:56, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Support, very well maintained and frequently updated on a topic that has long been overlooked on Wikipedia until recently. Keep up the great work! Basilisk4u (talk) 23:21, 4 October 2015 (UTC)