Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests

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Here the community can nominate articles to be selected as "Today's featured article" (TFA) on the main page. The TFA section aims to highlight the range of articles that have "featured article" status, from Art and architecture through to Warfare, and wherever possible it tries to avoid similar topics appearing too close together without good reason. Requests are not the only factor in scheduling the TFA (see Choosing Today's Featured Article); the final decision rests with the TFA coordinators Dank, Jimfbleak, Ealdgyth and Wehwalt, who also select TFAs for dates where no suggestions are put forward). Please confine requests to this page, and remember that community endorsement on this page does not necessarily mean the article will appear on the requested date.

  • The article must be a featured article. Editors who are not significant contributors to the article should consult regular editors of the article before nominating it for TFAR.
  • The article must not have appeared as TFA before (see the list of possibilities here), except that:
  • The TFA coordinators may choose to fill up to two slots each week with FAs that have previously been on the main page, so long as the prior appearance was at least five years ago. The coordinators will invite discussion on general selection criteria for re-runnable TFAs, and aim to make individual selections within those criteria.
  • The request must be either for a specific date within the next 30 days that have not yet been scheduled (10 spaces), or a non-specific date (4 spaces). If a section is full, you can wait for a vacancy, or ask the coordinators for advice. The template {{@TFA}} can be used in a message to "ping" the coordinators through the notification system.

If you have an exceptional request that deviates from these instructions (for example, an article making a second appearance as TFA, or a "double-header"), please discuss the matter with the TFA coordinators beforehand.

It can be helpful to add the article to the pending requests template up to one year before the requested date. This does not guarantee selection, but does help others see what nominations may be forthcoming. Requesters should still nominate the article here during the 30-day time-frame.

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How to post a new nomination:

Create the nomination subpage.

In the box below, enter the full name of the article you are nominating (without using any brackets around the article's name) and click the button to create your nomination page.

Write the nomination.

On that nomination page, fill out as many of the relevant parts of the pre-loaded {{TFAR nom}} template as you can, then save the page.

Your nomination should mention:

  • when the last similar article was, since this helps towards diversity on the main page (browsing Wikipedia:Today's featured article/recent TFAs will help you find out);
  • when the article was promoted to FA status (since older articles may need extra checks);
  • and (for date-specific nominations) the article's relevance for the requested date.
Write the blurb.
For Featured Articles promoted on or after January 1, 2016, copy in the blurb that appears on the talk page of the FAC nomination (that's the page linked from "it has been identified" at the top of the article's talk page), save it, and then edit as needed. For older FAs, you're welcome to create your own TFA text as a summary of the lead section, or you can ask for assistance at WT:TFAR. We use one paragraph only, with no reference tags or alternative names; the only thing bolded is the first link to the article title. The length when previewed (including spaces) is between 925 and 1025 characters, or more when no free-use image can be found. Fair use images are not allowed.
Post at TFAR.

After you have created the nomination page, add it here under a level-3 heading for the preferred date (or under a free non-specific date header). To do this, add (replacing "ARTICLE TITLE" with the name of your nominated article):
===February 29===
{{Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/ARTICLE TITLE}}

Nominations are ordered by requested date below the summary chart. More than one article can be nominated for the same date.

It would also then be helpful to add the nomination to the summary chart, following the examples there. Please include the name of the article that you are nominating in your edit summary.

If you are not one of the article's primary editors, please then notify the primary editors of the TFA nomination; if primary editors are no longer active, please add a message to the article talk page.


In the absence of exceptional circumstances, TFAs are scheduled in date order, not according to how long nominations have been open or how many supportive comments they have. So, for example, January 31 will not be scheduled until January 30 has been scheduled (by TFAR nomination or otherwise).

Summary chart[edit]

Currently accepting requests from February 1 to March 3.

Date Article Notes Supports Opposes
Nonspecific 1
Nonspecific 2 Portrait of a Musician 6 0
Nonspecific 3 Haane Manahi 2 0
Nonspecific 4
Nonspecific 5
Nonspecific 6
2 February Groundhog Day (film) 6 0
6 February Robert Goff, Baron Goff of Chieveley 4 0
11 February Bernard A. Maguire 4 0
14 February Heaven Upside Down 3 0
15 February Silesian Wars 1 0
2 March Lionel Matthews 2 0

Tally may not be up to date. The nominator is included in the number of supporters.

Nonspecific date nominations[edit]

Nonspecific date 1[edit]

Nonspecific date 2[edit]

Portrait of a Musician[edit]

Portrait of a Musician

The Portrait of a Musician (Italian: Ritratto di musico) is an unfinished painting widely attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, dated to c. 1483–1487. Painted in oils (and perhaps tempera) on a small panel of walnut wood, it is the artist's only known male portrait painting. Produced in Milan, it marks a dramatic shift from the profile portraiture that predominated in the city in the 15th century. It has been in the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan since at least 1672. Most scholars attribute at least the sitter's face to Leonardo, based on stylistic resemblances to other works by him. The stiff and rigid qualities of the body may be explained by the painting's unfinished state, or assistance by a student. The identity of the subject has been closely debated among scholars; the portrait's intimacy indicates a private commission, or one by a personal friend. During a 1904–1905 restoration, the removal of overpainting revealed a hand holding sheet music, indicating that the sitter was a musician. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): 3 December
  • Main editors: Aza24
  • Promoted: December 2020, just now
  • Reasons for nomination: fresh article, and now I remember, while it will have to wait a while until long enough after the Princesse
  • Support as nominator. Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:05, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support as main editor to the article in question. Aza24 (talk) 08:20, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. Ham II (talk) 13:25, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. Ergo Sum 03:54, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. Kohlrabi Pickle (talk) 15:39, 29 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. Le Panini [🥪] 17:42, 31 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Needs editing. Did some minor copy editing. Preview gives warning about "Template: Sfn" errors. Don't know how to fix. – S. Rich (talk) 15:35, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
    • The sfn errors have been fixed by another user. Srich32977, if you're going to remove locations that were agreed upon at FAC, please remove them all; at the moment you've just created inconsistencies throughout the entire article. Aza24 (talk) 16:45, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
      • I've restored the locations now Aza24 (talk) 07:09, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Nonspecific date 3[edit]

Haane Manahi[edit]

Haane Manahi

Haane Manahi, (28 September 1913 – 29 March 1986) was a New Zealand Māori soldier who served in the Second World War with the Māori Battalion. He joined the battalion in 1939 and fought in Greece, Crete and North Africa. In April 1943, during the Tunisian campaign, his gallantry in an action at Takrouna resulted in a recommendation, supported by four generals, that he be awarded the Victoria Cross (VC). This was downgraded to an award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, which disappointed many of his fellow soldiers. After his death in a car crash in 1986, representations were made for a posthumous award of the VC for his valour at Takrouna. These representations were unsuccessful but eventually resulted in a special award in 2007 of an altar cloth for use in a local church, a ceremonial sword and a personal letter from Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his gallantry. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): George Gosse
  • Main editors: Zawed
  • Promoted: 15 January 2021
  • Reasons for nomination: Fresh article (note, no blurb on talk page as of yet)
  • Support as nominator. Zawed (talk) 01:18, 15 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Support I recently reviewed this at FAC, great article, no issues at all, although it could go for one of 21-23 April (the dates of his gallant actions for which he was nominated for the VC). I note there is a suggestion for 21 April at WP:TFARP, but 22 or 23 April are currently not spoken for. Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 00:18, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Nonspecific date 4[edit]

Nonspecific date 5[edit]

Nonspecific date 6[edit]

Specific date nominations[edit]

2 February[edit]

Groundhog Day (film)[edit]

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Ramis and Danny Rubin. It stars Bill Murray (pictured), Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliott. Murray portrays Phil Connors, a cynical television weatherman covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, who becomes trapped in a time loop forcing him to relive February 2 repeatedly. The film also stars Stephen Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray, Marita Geraghty, Angela Paton, Rick Ducommun, Rick Overton, and Robin Duke. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): no present similar recent TFA requests
  • Main editors: User: Darkwarriorblake
  • Promoted: September 6, 2020
  • Reasons for nomination: Very notable holiday comedy film that I want to be the featured for February 2. It is also one the most popular acclaimed comedies of the 1990's.
  • Support as nominator. ₛₒₘₑBₒdyₐₙyBₒdy₀₅ (talk) 21:20, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support as main contributor. Darkwarriorblake / SEXY ACTION TALK PAGE! 21:40, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Might be quite humorous to add a CC image of a literal groundhog to the nomination, though. ;) Homeostasis07 (talk/contributions) 01:23, 29 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. Kohlrabi Pickle (talk) 15:40, 29 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. It may be helpful to add an image of Bill Murray to the blurb to draw in more readers (as have been told that images attract more people to click on the link), but since this is a very famous film, I would not be surprised if it generates a lot of traffic even without an image. Aoba47 (talk) 01:50, 4 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Support. How about running it on 3 February as well? Face-smile.svg O Still Small Voice of Clam 08:23, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

6 February[edit]

Robert Goff, Baron Goff of Chieveley[edit]

Robert Goff, Baron Goff of Chieveley

Robert Goff, Baron Goff of Chieveley (1926–2016) was an English barrister and judge. He was the original co-author of Goff & Jones, the leading English law textbook on restitution and unjust enrichment, first published in 1966. He practised as a commercial barrister from 1951 to 1975, and then began his career as a judge. He was appointed to the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords on 6 February 1986 and was Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary from 1996 until his retirement in 1998. Goff long advocated a complementary view of the role of the legal academic and judge. The former Lord Justice of Appeal Stephen Tomlinson said that "no judge has done more than Robert to ensure that the views of legal academic commentators now regularly inform the decision-making in our higher courts". For building bridges between judges in the United Kingdom and Germany, Goff was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (First Class). (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s):
  • Main editors: Kohlrabi Pickle
  • Promoted: 7 July 2020
  • Reasons for nomination: This is my first FA, and my first FA to appear at TFA. This date is significant because it was when Lord Goff was appointed to the House of Lords. Was previously nominated to appear on TFA, but I requested that it be deferred to this date.
  • Support as nominator. Kohlrabi Pickle (talk) 01:51, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. Ergo Sum 04:27, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. Gog the Mild (talk) 15:41, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. Homeostasis07 (talk/contributions) 01:24, 29 December 2020 (UTC)

11 February[edit]

Bernard A. Maguire[edit]

Bernard A. Maguire

Bernard A. Maguire (February 11, 1818 – April 26, 1886) was a Catholic priest and Jesuit who twice served as the president of Georgetown University. Maguire emigrated with his family from Ireland to Maryland at the age of six, where he studied under the Jesuits at Saint John's College, and entered the Society of Jesus in 1837. He then continued his education at Georgetown University, where he eventually became a teacher and prefect. As prefect, Maguire was responsible for quelling an uprising of 40 students who were unhappy with rules over the meeting times of the Philodemic Society. In 1852, he became the president of Georgetown University, and oversaw the partial separation of the preparatory division from the college. He left in 1858 to do pastoral work, but returned as president in 1866. Maguire directed the university's rebuilding after the Civil War and the establishment of the law school. His tenure ended in 1870, and he spent the rest of his life in pastoral ministry. (Full article...)

14 February[edit]

Heaven Upside Down[edit]

Heaven Upside Down
Manson in 2017

Heaven Upside Down is the tenth studio album by American rock band Marilyn Manson, released on October 6, 2017. It was initially scheduled to be issued on Valentine's Day, but was delayed by the death of Marilyn Manson (pictured)'s father, to whom the album was dedicated. It features many of the musicians who performed on previous album The Pale Emperor, including producer Tyler Bates and drummer Gil Sharone. "We Know Where You Fucking Live" and "Kill4Me" were issued as singles; the latter was their highest-peaking entry on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Chart. Music videos for the album featured Johnny Depp, Courtney Love, and Lisa Marie Presley. The record received positive reviews, with multiple publications saying it continued a creative resurgence that began with The Pale Emperor. It was also a commercial success, debuting in the top ten of the Billboard 200 and most major markets. To promote the album, the band embarked on the Heaven Upside Down Tour and two co-headlining tours with Rob Zombie. (Full article...)

15 February[edit]

Silesian Wars[edit]

The Central European borders of Brandenburg–Prussia (blue-green) and the Habsburg Monarchy (red) in 1756, after Prussia's seizure of Silesia in the First Silesian War

The Silesian Wars were a series of three wars fought between Prussia (under King Frederick the Great) and Austria (under Archduchess Maria Theresa) for control of the Central European region of Silesia (now in south-west Poland). The First (1740–1742) and Second Silesian Wars (1744–1745) formed parts of the War of the Austrian Succession, in which Prussia was one member of an anti-Austrian coalition. The Third Silesian War (1756–1763) was one theatre of the global Seven Years' War, in which Austria led a coalition aiming to seize Prussian territory. All three ended in Prussian victories, and their overall territorial result was Austria's cession of the majority of Silesia to Prussia, which emerged from the Silesian Wars as a new European great power. Austria's defeat by a lesser German power significantly damaged its prestige. The conflict foreshadowed a century-long Austria–Prussia rivalry for hegemony over the German-speaking peoples. (This article is part of a featured topic: Silesian Wars.) (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): The most recent article about one of the Silesian Wars to run at TFA was Third Silesian War on XXXX.
  • Main editors: Bryanrutherford0
  • Promoted: 31 May 2020
  • Reasons for nomination: 15 February is the anniversary of the Treaty of Hubertusberg that ended the series of wars. This topic has articles on twenty-eight other-language wikis and is a FA on the Japanese wiki. It is the main article of a Featured Topic, so it would draw attention to other Featured content through that mention.
  • Support as nominator. Bryan Rutherford (talk) 16:02, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

2 March[edit]

Lionel Matthews[edit]

Lionel Matthews

Lionel Matthews (15 August 1912 – 2 March 1944) was an Australian Army officer during World War II who was posthumously awarded the George Cross, the highest non-combat award for heroism for members of the Australian armed forces at the time. Matthews served in the 27th Brigade during the Malayan Campaign and at the surrender of Singapore in 1942 became a prisoner-of-war (POW). He was awarded the Military Cross for courage, energy and ability under fire during this fighting. At Sandakan POW camp Matthews established an intelligence network, collecting information, weapons, medical supplies and radio parts, and making contact with organisations outside the camp. The group was betrayed, and Matthews was arrested, beaten, tortured and starved. He refused to provide any information, and was executed by firing squad. After the war he was awarded the George Cross in recognition of his gallant and distinguished services while in Japanese hands. (Full article...)