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A featured topic is a collection of inter-related articles that are of a good quality (though are not necessarily featured articles).

A good topic is a collection of inter-related articles that are of a good quality (though are not necessarily featured articles) with a less stringent quality threshold than a featured topic.

This page is for the nomination of potential featured and good topics. See the good and featured topic criteria for criteria on both types of topic. If you would like to ask any questions about your topic and the featured topic process before submitting it, visit Wikipedia talk:Featured topic candidates.

Before nominating a topic, nominators may wish to receive feedback by listing it at Featured topic questions. Nominators must be sufficiently familiar with the subject matter and sources to deal with objections during the FTC/GTC process. If you nominate something you have worked on, note it as a self-nomination. Nominators who are not significant contributors to the articles of the topic should consult regular editors of the articles prior to nomination. Nominators are expected to respond positively to constructive criticism and to make an effort to address objections promptly.

The featured topic director, GamerPro64, or his delegate Juhachi, determine the timing of the process for each nomination. For a nomination to be promoted to FT or GT status, consensus must be reached for a group to be promoted to featured or good topic status. If enough time passes without objections being resolved, nominations will be removed from the candidates topic and archived.

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Nomination procedure[edit]

To create a new nomination use the form below (e.g., Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Saffron/archive1) and click the "Create new nomination" button.

Once the nomination page is created, remember to transclude it in the appropriate section below, to leave nomination templates on the talk pages of the articles nominated for the topic, and to create appropriate books (see Book:Jupiter for a good example). For detailed instructions on how to nominate topics or add articles to existing topics, see Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Nomination procedure.


Supporting and objecting[edit]

Please review all the articles of the nominated topic with the featured topic criteria in mind before deciding to support or oppose a nomination. Following the creation of the book, Cyberbot I will create a book report (see example) containing details about cleanup issues (only those that have been flagged with cleanup templates, so it may not pick up everything), and various tools to inspect external links or resolve disambiguation pages. It can be a good idea to check the report and inspect links to see if certain articles need some cleanup (doing this before the nomination is even better).

  • To edit nominations in order to comment on them, you must click the "edit" link to the right of the article nomination on which you wish to comment (not the overall page's "edit this page" link).
  • If you approve of a nomination, write '''Support''' followed by your reasons.
  • If you oppose a nomination, write '''Oppose''' or '''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.
    • To withdraw an objection, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.

For a topic to be promoted to featured topic status, consensus must be reached that it meets the criteria. If enough time passes without objections being resolved (at least one week), nominations will be removed from the candidates list and archived. Nominations will stay here for ten days if there is unanimous consent, or longer if warranted by debate.


Featured topic nominations[edit]

Ivalice[edit]

5 articles
Good article Ivalice
FF project logo.svg
Featured article Final Fantasy XII (subtopic)
Featured article Final Fantasy Tactics (subtopic)
Good article Crystal Defenders
Featured article Vagrant Story
Contributor(s): PresN (Crystal Defenders) (Before 2010: Deckiller (FF12) Bluerfn (Tactics, Vagrant Story))

The Square Enix wikiproject (and the overall video game project) have quite a few good/featured topics on individual video game series, but with this nomination I'm trying something new. The Final Fantasy franchise has several subseries in it, which are usually linked by characters and plot. One subseries, however, is a bit different: Ivalice is a series of games connected primarily by the setting and themes. It consists of the Final Fantasy XII series, the Final Fantasy Tactics series, and the video games Vagrant Story and Crystal Defenders; at one point, Square Enix planned on marketting them as the "Ivalice Alliance", but appears to have lost interest in the idea soon after without defining what exactly that meant (this is par for the course for SE's subseries branding). Nevertheless, we are left with a set of games all linked together into a topic, and with the recent GAs for Defenders and Tactics A2, the topic as a whole is completed. Note that the Final Fantasy XII series has a subtopic already, while the Final Fantasy Tactics series is being nominating at the same time as this nomination: as these subseries are distinct (Final Fantasy XII, for example, is also included in the overall Final Fantasy featured topic) I don't think it makes sense to merge them into this topic. Thanks for reviewing! --PresN 02:53, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Support - Great to see another Final Fantasy Topic ready for featured topic time! All the stories of Ivalice presented with the quality it deserves. Judgesurreal777 (talk) 16:01, 19 June 2018 (UTC)



Padma Bhushan[edit]

8 articles
Good article Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan India IIe Klasse.jpg
Featured list Award recipients (1954–1959)
Featured list Award recipients (1960–1969)
Featured list Award recipients (1970–1979)
Featured list Award recipients (1980–1989)
Featured list Award recipients (1990–1999)
Featured list Award recipients (2000–2009)
Featured list Award recipients (2010–2019)
Contributor(s): Vivvt, Dharmadhyaksha, and Yashthepunisher

The award article is of a good status and all of the lists (7) have been promoted to featured lists with the help 3 contributors over the years. --- Vivvt (Talk) 06:45, 13 May 2018 (UTC)


Good topic nominations[edit]

Dhammakaya movement[edit]

9 articles
Good article Dhammakaya movement
Golden image of Luang Pu Sodh Candasaro.jpg
Good article Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen
Good article Wat Phra Dhammakaya
Good article History of Wat Phra Dhammakaya
Good article Luang Pu Sodh Candasaro
Good article Luang Por Dattajivo
Good article Chandra Khonnokyoong
Good article Dhammakaya meditation
Good article Global Buddhist Network (media channel)
Contributor(s): Thanissaro, Wikiman5676 and Farang Rak Tham.

I am nominating this Good Topic because nine articles on this topic are Good Articles. I have been a main contributor to all of the articles here, though most of them were started by other editors in the early 2000s.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 10:51, 14 June 2018 (UTC)


that's interesting. I never thought of that. I wouldn't include tantric Theravada personally. I would argue the other way around. If tantric Theravada was a topic dhammakaya movement should be included. But since tantric Theravada includes other traditions including some outside of Thailand I wouldn't consider that necessary for the dhammakaya movement. Like Catholicism being a good topic and not including the Bible. Although relavent it's not specific to the overall topic. I am a contributor to this topic just so you know. Just sharing my opinion. Wikiman5676 (talk) 15:45, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
Tantric Theravada is a historical tradition that is no longer alive, but has affected Buddhism in many countries in South and Southeast Asia. I wouldn't mind bringing it up to GA level and including it, but sooner or later there will be some editor who will protest for sure. It is much broader than the specific Dhammakaya tradition, and much more ancient. Dhammakaya tradition is usually understood to have started in the beginning of the 20th century, whereas Tantric Theravada is traced by scholars such as Crosby and Skilton to at least the 18th century, and there is epigraphical evidence that points to earlier dates.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 18:21, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
Support Ah, that makes more sense. I'm not completely familiar with the topic, so I didn't know for sure. In that case, it seems all good to me. ᵀᵒᵐᵃˢTᴏᴍᴀsₜₒₘₐₛ ⓣⓐⓛⓚ 15:09, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit]

5 articles
Featured article Final Fantasy Tactics
FF project logo.svg
Good article Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Good article Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
Good article Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
Good article Music of the Final Fantasy Tactics series
Contributor(s): PresN (Music of Tactics), ProtoDrake (Tactics A2) (Before 2010: Bluerfn (Tactics), Judgesurreal777 (Tactics Advance, War of the Lions))

The Square Enix and video game wikiprojects are proud to present a 7th topic in the sprawling Final Fantasy video game franchise, covering the Final Fantasy Tactics series. This series is made up of the original 1997 game, its 2007 remake, its 2003 spinoff, that spinoff's 2007 sequel, and a music article. Although the subseries doesn't have a dedicated series article, I think that the article on the original game stands in just fine there. This nomination is being put up in coordination with a topic nomination on a metaseries it belongs to (Ivalice), but this nomination is not dependent on that one. Thanks for reviewing! --PresN 02:47, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Support Looks complete. Nova Crystallis (Talk) 04:09, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - Another brick in the wall! The long seasons of growing topics is starting to come to fruition, with a topic that used to be a mess finally a string of big beautiful Green GA tags. Awesome work everyone, especially Wikiproject Square Enix! Judgesurreal777 (talk) 15:59, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - Would the WP:GA Ivalice not make sense to also be a part of this Good topic? Considering it's as important as the FFXII series. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 14:44, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm open to it; I didn't because it's the lead of the (proposed, below) Ivalice topic, which then has this as a subtopic; I'm thinking to remove it from the FF12 topic once all 3 are listed and only have it in the Ivalice topic. --PresN 17:18, 21 June 2018 (UTC)


Pure Heroine[edit]

11 articles
Good article Pure Heroine
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Good article "Royals"
Good article "Tennis Court"
Good article "Team"
Good article "Glory and Gore"
Good article "Ribs"
Good article "Buzzcut Season"
Good article "No Better"
Good article "Bravado"
Good article "The Love Club"
Good article "Swingin Party"

A user mentioned that the article qualifies for "good topic" status. Each article created has a "Good Article" badge. De88 (talk) 20:00, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Oppose Pure Heroine Tour is missing from the list and is nowhere close to becoming a GA. —IB [ Poke ] 03:33, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose as previously noted, this topic is incomplete when the tour article isn't yet at GA level. Snuggums (talk / edits) 00:17, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I had encouraged this nomination, but didn't think to include Pure Heroine Tour. We can try nominating after the tour article has been promoted as well. ---Another Believer (Talk) 01:09, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment, perhaps Book:The Love Club EP can be nominated instead (for now) or even merged with this topic. © Tbhotch (en-2.5). 23:55, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose due to the absence of Pure Heroine Tour. Aoba47 (talk) 21:15, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

All Money Is Legal[edit]

3 articles
Good article All Money Is Legal
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Good article "I Got That"
Good article "4 da Fam"

All articles have been promoted, so I think this should be passed too. Aoba47 (talk) 22:51, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

  • Support, noting I reviewed some of these at GAN. Courcelles (talk) 00:25, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you! Aoba47 (talk) 01:16, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you! Aoba47 (talk) 22:15, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Birds-1[edit]

5 articles
Good article Birds-1
Planet Labs satellite launch from ISS.jpg
Good article BRAC Onnesha
Good article GhanaSat-1
Good article Mazaalai (satellite)
Good article Nigeria EduSat-1
Contributor(s): Kees08

Meets criteria. TOKI was not included because it did not meet GNG; no articles were written about it and it was barely mentioned in most of them. This is because it is Japan's satellite in the constellation, and is not very notable for the country. I tried to write an article for it, but deleted it after I realized it did not meet GNG. Note: the image is representative of a cubesat launch from Kibo and is not of Birds-1 (no non-fair-use images exist) --Kees08 (Talk) 18:42, 8 May 2018 (UTC)


Guam at the 2016 Summer Olympics[edit]

6 articles
Good article Guam at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Guam.svg
Good article Joshua Ilustre
Good article Peter Lombard II
Good article Benjamin Schulte
Good article Regine Tugade
Good article Pilar Shimizu
Contributor(s): Kees08

All of the 2016 Guamanian Olympians are included in the topic --Kees08 (Talk) 17:24, 19 April 2018 (UTC)


  • Support Seems to meet the criteria. Courcelles (talk) 22:51, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - can't see any issues -- ChrisTheDude (talk) 12:10, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

@Juhachi and GamerPro64: This topic and the one above appear to be ready for promotion, need anything else from me? Kees08 (Talk) 04:32, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

1988–89 Arsenal F.C. season[edit]

3 articles
Good article 1988–89 Arsenal F.C. season
Arsenal Crest 1978-1989.svg
Good article Football League Centenary Trophy
Good article Liverpool 0–2 Arsenal
Contributor(s): Lemonade51

I'm nominating this as a complete topic, an account of Arsenal's successful 1988–89 season. The matches included in the series pass the notability criteria -- Arsenal's participation in the Football League Centenary Trophy and that dramatic finish at Anfield. The main article summarises play throughout the season and includes statistics, ins and outs and nice pictures. All feedback is welcome, thanks in advance. :) Lemonade51 (talk) 21:47, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

  • Per, this nomination, where would you draw the line? Not about the overall league season, but Arsenal's which is covered in the main article. Lemonade51 (talk) 14:18, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • A topic of 1988-89 Football League would contain 1988-89 Arsenal F.C. season, not the other way around. Recommend not including. Kees08 (Talk) 02:34, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - can't think of anything else which could be included here.... -- ChrisTheDude (talk) 11:51, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

Topic removal candidates[edit]

Nickels of the United States[edit]

5 articles
Featured article United States nickels
Buffalo Nickel 1913 Type 1 Obverse.png
Featured article Shield nickel
Featured article Liberty Head nickel
Featured article Buffalo nickel
Featured article Jefferson nickel

I am nominating this topic due to it failing to meet criterion 1.d and 3.a with 1913 Liberty Head nickel. Armbrust The Homunculus 08:40, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Keep The 1913 nickel is a subtopic of the Liberty Head nickel article, and not suitable for this overview topic. Courcelles (talk) 22:03, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
    • Delegate comment To be fair, calling this an overview topic is a stretch when, as written on Wikipedia:Featured topic criteria/Overview topics, "An overview topic is a good topic or a featured topic in which there are too many articles within the scope of the topic to consider including them all in the topic." Adding one more article to this already small topic is not much to ask.-- 19:47, 11 June 2018 (UTC)