Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Featured log/May 2009

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edit2006
April 1 promoted 6 not promoted
October 0 promoted 1 not promoted
November 4 promoted 1 not promoted
December 1 promoted 2 not promoted 1 sup.
2007
January 2 promoted 7 not promoted
February 1 promoted 2 not promoted 0 sup. 1 demoted
March 1 promoted 4 not promoted 0 sup. 1 demoted
April 2 promoted 1 not promoted
May 2 promoted 4 not promoted 2 sup. 1 kept
June 3 promoted 2 not promoted
July 0 promoted 0 not promoted
August 1 promoted 0 not promoted
September 4 promoted 6 not promoted 1 sup.
October 4 promoted 1 not promoted
November 2 promoted 0 not promoted 2 sup.
December 3 promoted 1 not promoted
2008
January 3 promoted 0 not promoted 2 sup. 2 demoted
February 2 promoted 1 not promoted
March 4 promoted 2 not promoted 1 sup.
April 5 promoted 4 not promoted 0 sup. 1 kept
May 5 promoted 1 not promoted 1 sup.
June 2 promoted 0 not promoted 1 sup. 2 demoted
July 3 promoted 4 not promoted 1 sup.
August 7 promoted 5 not promoted 2 sup.
September 10 FT, 7 GT 14 not promoted 3 sup.
October 2 FT, 7 GT 7 not promoted 3 sup. 1 kept
November 2 FT, 5 GT 3 not promoted 4 sup.
December 7 FT, 11 GT 5 not promoted 2 sup.
2009
January 2 FT, 4 GT 5 not promoted 2 sup.
February 7 FT, 6 GT 1 not promoted 2 sup. 1 kept, 1 demoted
March 2 FT, 3 GT 2 not promoted 1 sup. 1 kept
April 3 FT, 1 GT 3 not promoted 0 sup.
May 2 FT, 3 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 1 demoted
June 4 FT, 9 GT 2 not promoted 3 sup. 3 demoted
July 2 FT, 6 GT 5 not promoted 3 sup. 2 demoted
August 2 FT, 6 GT 2 not promoted 1 sup.
September 3 FT, 2 GT 1 not promoted 2 sup. 2 kept
October 3 FT, 4 GT 0 not promoted 1 sup. 2 kept, 6 demoted
November 1 FT, 1 GT 1 not promoted 0 sup. 1 kept
December 1 FT, 5 GT 1 not promoted 0 sup.
2010
January 1 FT, 3 GT 1 not promoted 2 sup. 2 demoted
February 0 FT, 3 GT 2 not promoted 3 sup. 2 kept, 2 demoted
March 5 FT, 4 GT 3 not promoted 1 sup. 1 kept, 5 demoted
April 1 FT, 8 GT 3 not promoted 4 sup.
May 0 FT, 7 GT 0 not promoted 1 sup.
June 2 FT, 3 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 1 demoted
July 5 FT, 3 GT 2 not promoted 2 sup. 2 demoted
August 1 FT, 6 GT 0 not promoted 1 sup.
September 1 FT, 1 GT 4 not promoted 0 sup.
October 3 FT, 18 GT 4 not promoted 1 sup. 2 kept, 2 demoted
November 0 FT, 2 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 2 kept, 1 demoted
December 2 FT, 7 GT 1 not promoted 1 sup. 1 kept, 1 demoted
2011
January 2 FT, 5 GT 3 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 1 demoted
February 1 FT, 11 GT 1 not promoted 0 sup. 1 kept, 1 demoted
March 0 FT, 4 GT 2 not promoted 0 sup. 1 kept, 0 demoted
April 1 FT, 9 GT 1 not promoted 1 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
May 1 FT, 4 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 2 demoted
June 1 FT, 2 GT 2 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
July 2 FT, 2 GT 1 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 2 demoted
August 1 FT, 8 GT 2 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 1 demoted
September 2 FT, 2 GT 2 not promoted 1 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
October 4 FT, 6 GT 0 not promoted 2 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
November 1 FT, 2 GT 1 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 1 demoted
December 1 FT, 4 GT 1 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 1 demoted
2012
January 1 FT, 3 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
February 0 FT, 11 GT 0 not promoted 1 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
March 2 FT, 0 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
April 0 FT, 6 GT 1 not promoted 0 sup. 1 kept, 0 demoted
May 1 FT, 5 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 1 kept, 0 demoted
June 0 FT, 2 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
July 0 FT, 14 GT 1 not promoted 1 sup. 0 kept, 4 demoted
August 2 FT, 0 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
September 1 FT, 6 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 2 kept, 0 demoted
October 1 FT, 3 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
November 2 FT, 4 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
December 1 FT, 6 GT 0 not promoted 1 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
2013
January 0 FT, 3 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
February 0 FT, 3 GT 0 not promoted 1 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
March 2 FT, 2 GT 1 not promoted 1 sup. 0 kept, 1 demoted
April 2 FT, 4 GT 1 not promoted 0 sup. 2 kept, 0 demoted
May 0 FT, 5 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
June 1 FT, 0 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 1 kept, 1 demoted
July 1 FT, 8 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 3 kept, 2 demoted
August 1 FT, 2 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
September 0 FT, 4 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 1 kept, 0 demoted
October 4 FT, 1 GT 0 not promoted 1 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
November 1 FT, 1 GT 1 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
December 0 FT, 4 GT 1 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 1 demoted
2014
January 1 FT, 2 GT 0 not promoted 2 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
February 0 FT, 3 GT 1 not promoted 0 sup. 1 kept, 0 demoted
March 0 FT, 3 GT 1 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 1 demoted
April 1 FT, 0 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
May 1 FT, 0 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 1 demoted
June 2 FT, 4 GT 1 not promoted 2 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
July 1 FT, 3 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 1 kept, 0 demoted
August 4 FT, 1 GT 2 not promoted 2 sup. 0 kept, 1 demoted
September 1 FT, 5 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
October 1 FT, 2 GT 1 not promoted 1 sup. 0 kept, 2 demoted
November 1 FT, 1 GT 0 not promoted 1 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
December 1 FT, 0 GT 1 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 1 demoted
2015
January 0 FT, 2 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 1 demoted
February 0 FT, 1 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 1 demoted
March 1 FT, 1 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
April 0 FT, 2 GT 1 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 1 demoted
May 2 FT, 2 GT 0 not promoted 1 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
June 0 FT, 0 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
July 0 FT, 0 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
August 0 FT, 0 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
September 0 FT, 0 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
October 0 FT, 0 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
November 0 FT, 0 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted
December 0 FT, 0 GT 0 not promoted 0 sup. 0 kept, 0 demoted

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Silver Slugger Award[edit]

I'm nominating this for featured topic because I think it meets all of the criteria. All entries are featured lists. I'm hoping that this will eventually become a subtopic in an overarching Baseball Awards topic, but this is the first step. KV5 (TalkPhils) 11:37, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Featured topic
9 articles
Featured list Silver Slugger Award
Baseball barry larkin 2004.jpg

Featured list Winners at first base
Featured list Winners at second base
Featured list Winners at third base

Featured list Winners at shortstop
Featured list Winners at outfield
Featured list Winners at catcher

Featured list Winners at pitcher
Featured list Winners at designated hitter


  • Support Meets all criteria. I reviewed every one of these lists at FLC, and I can guarantee that they are of high quality. Congrats to KV5. Dabomb87 (talk) 13:51, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Support You just pounded these out, didn't you? Great job! NW (Talk) (How am I doing?) 15:24, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Support The only thing I would say is that you could change the name to "Silver Slugger Award winners", so that you won't have to repeat "Winners" for every single article. -- [[SRE.K.A.L.|L.A.K.ERS]]call me Keith 17:24, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
I don't know much about the naming process, but I think you're also supposed to change the topic name too. So "Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Silver Slugger Award" to "Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Silver Slugger Award winners", etc. Just wait until the regulars comment. -- [[SRE.K.A.L.|L.A.K.ERS]]call me Keith 22:27, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Yeah SRE.K.A.L.24 is right there. Question: Are there any nominee lists for these awards out there? A quick bit of research suggests to me there are not. In which case I think it would be better not to narrow the scope of the topic (i.e. re-pipe the lead) to just "winners", there'd be no need to. In which case you'd unfortunately have to leave "winners" in all the sub-article pipes which is repetitive but doesn't take that much space. (Also could you provide a picture for the topic box?) - rst20xx (talk) 23:14, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
I know that there are no nominee lists. I don't mind leaving it the way it was initially. I would love to provide a picture for the topic box but there's no good picture of the award that's properly licensed on Flickr and so forth. I've asked some photo owners to release their works under a WP-suitable license but none agreed. KV5 (TalkPhils) 23:36, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
I think the next best solution would be to do what you did with the article and use a picture of a relevant player - rst20xx (talk) 23:42, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
OK, I've included an image of Barry Larkin. KV5 (TalkPhils) 23:52, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - rst20xx (talk) 08:28, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Finally, I've noticed your great work on these for weeks.--Music26/11 10:52, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Zginder 2009-05-18T13:39Z (UTC)
  • SupportJuliancolton | Talk 19:00, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - also change the layout a bit to avoid redundancy on "winners"—Chris! ct 18:24, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
As per the above discussions, and as per the format of all other featured topics, I've changed back to the original version. KV5 (TalkPhils) 18:40, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
O, didn't see that.—Chris! ct 19:47, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
Cheers. KV5 (TalkPhils) 19:53, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Seasons of Veronica Mars[edit]

Featured topic
4 articles
Featured list Seasons of Veronica Mars
Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars 2.jpg
Featured list Season 1
Featured list Season 2
Featured list Season 3


I am nominating this topic because I feel it meets the featured topic criteria. The articles for all three seasons have recently been created and taken to FLC. Thanks also to User:Jclemens, who was another major contributor to List of Veronica Mars episodes. Corn.u.co.piaDisc.us.sion 06:58, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Support - pretty straightforward, nice work to both of you - rst20xx (talk) 12:07, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - never heard of the programme, but can't fault the topic -- ChrisTheDude (talk) 07:25, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support No gaps, the articles themselves are kept in a similar structure. – sgeureka tc 07:35, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support meets the criteria, nice and straightforward. Well done. ♥NiciVampireHeart♥ 10:10, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Zginder 2009-04-24T13:23Z (UTC)
  • Support Meets all criteria, all the lists are well done. Dabomb87 (talk) 01:13, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Meets criteria, no gaps. Nice. Matthewedwards :  Chat  06:43, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - nice work! TheLeftorium 16:55, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - No reason not to. Some FTC are no-brainers. :) --haha169 (talk) 00:16, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Close as consensus to promote --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 00:55, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

First Persian invasion of Greece[edit]

3 articles
Good article First Persian invasion of Greece
Greek-Persian duel.jpg
Good article Battle of Marathon
Good article Siege of Eretria


I am nominating this as a good topic. It is intended as a sister topic to Second Persian invasion of Greece. There are only three articles, but these articles cover all the aspects of the campaign.

For anyone interested in how this might develop, I eventually intend to make a Greco-Persian Wars super-topic. In theory would have the two Persian invasions as articles and sub-topics, alongside the Ionian Revolt article. It was suggested in the good topic review of Second Persian invasion of Greece that I include articles on some of the commanders. In practice, I think I would include these biographical articles in the Greco-Persian Wars super-topic, rather than in the sub-topics, since these commanders were usually involved in more than one campaign. MinisterForBadTimes (talk) 11:33, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Support - well done - rst20xx (talk) 18:39, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Zginder 2009-04-15T23:01Z (UTC)
  • Support - Excellent work. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 22:34, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - as good as the Second Persian invasion of Greece one—Chris! ct 01:55, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice work. –Juliancolton | Talk 02:09, 18 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support No problems for me. Mm40 (talk) 16:38, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment - I was wondering whether it would be appropriate to add the commanders to this topic. If people like Miltiades the Younger and Datis are mostly notable for their involvement in this invasion, would it be best if they were included in this topic? --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 22:21, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
    I think the topic looks complete as it is. Articles about the people involved can be added in a supplementary nomination.—Chris! ct 00:35, 29 April 2009 (UTC)
    Unfortunately, that's not how good topics works. If the commanders are in the scope of the topic, they need to be added now. Supplementary nominations are only for subjects that get a new article after the topic is promoted or for topics that change their scope. To not include the commanders I think this topic would have to limit its scope and rename itself "Battles of the First Persian invasion of Greece" rather than being about the entire event. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 01:20, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
    Arctic Gnome I think you're right, unfortunately however we've set a bit of a precedent of promoting these battles-only topics - there are already 3 FTs and 2 GTs. Maybe existing topics need to have their scopes re-examined too - rst20xx (talk) 10:50, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
    Arctic.gnome: I had never had a supplementary nomination before, so I didn't know exactly how it works. I suppose you are right.—Chris! ct 23:25, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
    I think that by adding people only involved with this campaign and not adding others it would create a gap. Zginder 2009-05-03T18:04Z (UTC)
    If we're not going to add the generals, maybe we should change all the titles of these topics to "Battles of...". --142.162.22.70 (talk) 00:51, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
    That would be a change that requires a lot of edits, but I'd support it - rst20xx (talk) 10:34, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
    We wouldn't have to go through all of the talk pages and rename things, it could be done just by changing the displayed title on the FT boxes to the new scope. I guess it would be best to just start a new discussion on the project talk page about the renaming. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 00:19, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
    I disagree (sorry :/), if we did that then it wouldn't change the names of the topics listed on the talk pages of any of the articles in the topics. And if we change THOSE, then we'd have to change everything... I don't think changing everything is an argument against and I'd be happy to help but we would have to do it - rst20xx (talk) 01:19, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
  • (starting back over here) Whilst this is my nomination, my (mostly) unbiased opinion on this (and other similar FTs/GTs) is as follows. I think the good topic criteria are being misinterpreted here. Yes, a good topic should be comprehensive. But does it need to include every possible article on the subject to qualify as a good topic? — I don't think so.
b) The articles have a clear similarity with each other under a well-defined topical scope.
c) All articles in the topic are linked together, preferably using a template, and share a common :category or super-category.
d) There is no obvious gap (missing or stub article) in the topic. A topic must not cherry pick :only the best articles to become featured together.

Nowhere do these criteria state that every possible connected subject is addressed. The articles in this topic (and the other other military campaign topics) fulfill the above criteria. Adding in articles on commanders actually somewhat weakens the topic, because the articles are not similar to the other articles, do not share the same category, and are not linked to the other articles by a template. Furthermore, 'Battle of X' is clearly a non-overlapping subset of 'Campaign of Y'. However, 'Commander Z' may overlap with other campaigns, and other completely different topics, like 'Commanders of W'.

Furthermore, to rename the topics 'Battles of campaign Y' etc, would be to ignore the fact that this is a) not the name of the main articles in the topics, b) is not the scope of the main articles, c) is not the scope of the topic. The scope of the main articles (and therefore the topics) is to provide a history of the campaign (not just the battles). However, to provide this history comprehensively in no way requires biographies of the commanders. MinisterForBadTimes (talk) 11:06, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

For a), there is no rule saying that the topic has to have the same name as the lead article, and there are several topics that have different names for their scope and lead. For b) and c), what do you consider the scope to be? I don't see a way of making it broader than just the battles but narrow enough that it does not include the commanders. If the topic is the invasion in general, then we have to ask whether a reader would have a well-rounded knowledge of the invasion without reading anything about the commanders. If, on the other hand, the topic was specifically limited to the battles, than by definition the topic would be complete as it currently is. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 18:36, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Reading back what I wrote, I think I may have slightly overstated my case, though I do still feel that commanders, in general, aren't necessary. However, I can see that a topic like "Hannibal's invasion of Italy" would clearly require a biography of Hannibal. Or any campaign where the result was strongly influenced by the personality of the commander (Napoleonic wars, for example).
"If the topic is the invasion in general, then we have to ask whether a reader would have a well-rounded knowledge of the invasion without reading anything about the commanders." I think that nicely summarises the dilemma in this kind of 'campaign' topic. Whilst I understand that the question was asked rhetorically, it actually makes sense as a criterion for the inclusion/exclusion of commanders. Can a reader have a well-rounded understanding of the campaign without understanding the personality of the commanders?
In this particular topic, I would argue that knowledge of the commanders adds little to the topic. Of the Persian commanders, Datis and Artaphernes (son of Artaphernes) we know almost nothing (there being no extant Persian sources) except a few fragments from Herodotus. And what there is adds nothing to the reader's understanding of the campaign. On the Greek side, the only commanders whose names we know are Callimachus, who is known only from Herodotus's account of Marathon, and Miltiades the Younger. Both these generals only fought at Marathon, and there is some debate as to whether Miltiades was in actually in command at Marathon - this may have been propaganda spread by his son Cimon. Although Miltiades is better attested than the others, there is still little to say, and this would not greatly enhance the reader's understanding of the campaign.
So, in summary, I still don't think that this topic requires biographies. This isn't because I don't want to write biographies — I wrote this biography of Themistocles for possible inclusion the the 'Second Persian invasion of Greece' topic — I just don't think they add anything here. I do however concede that the general argument I made above, for all similar topics, may not be valid. MinisterForBadTimes (talk) 07:03, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Yorktown class gunboats[edit]

4 articles
Good article Yorktown class gunboats
USS-Bennington-1890.jpg
Good article Yorktown
Good article Concord
Good article Bennington


I believe that this topic meets all of the criteria to become a Good Topic. This is about a late 19th- and early 20th-century ship class of gunboats for the United States Navy. The class article is the main article and includes summaries of the three articles covering the only three ships of the class. — Bellhalla (talk) 10:40, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Boston campaign[edit]

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7 articles
Boston campaign
The death of general warren at the battle of bunker hill.jpg

Powder Alarm
Battles of Lexington and Concord

Battle of Chelsea Creek
Battle of Bunker Hill

Siege of Boston
Fortification of Dorchester Heights


I believe this grouping qualifies as a Good Topic. All of the subarticles are listed in {{Campaignbox American Revolutionary War: Boston}}, and the main article's content covers all of them in summary form. Magic♪piano 00:05, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Support All important sub-topics are included. Zginder 2009-04-27T15:54Z (UTC)
  • Support meets the criteria —Chris! ct 21:50, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - Nice work. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 19:02, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - excellent work, complete topic, satisfies criteria. CHeers, Abraham, B.S. (talk) 00:48, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Support. Meets all the criteria. Good work, magic! — Bellhalla (talk) 10:57, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Close as consensus to promote --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 00:22, 12 May 2009 (UTC)