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 rules for nominations are relatively simple:

  • 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)
  • 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 1 year before the requested date. This does not guarantee selection, but does help others see what nominations may be forthcoming. Requestors should still nominate the article here during the 30-day timeframe.

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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.

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 usually between 925 and 1075 characters. Add a suitable free-use image if available; 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 October 28 to November 27.

Date Article Notes Supports Opposes
Nonspecific 1
Nonspecific 2
Nonspecific 3
Nonspecific 4

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

Nonspecific date nominations[edit]

Nonspecific date 1[edit]

Herman Vandenburg Ames[edit]

Herman Ames, c. 1900

Herman Vandenburg Ames (August 7, 1865 – February 7, 1935) was an American legal historian, educator, and documentary preservationist long associated with the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a professor of United States constitutional history and, for more than two decades, dean of its graduate school. A member of the illustrious Ames family, his 1897 monograph The Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of the United States During the First Century of Its History, was a landmark work in American constitutional studies. Ames traveled to Germany to study that country's methodological approach to history and, using learning gleaned at the universities of Heidelberg and Leipzig, became a leading force in the establishment of government archives throughout the United States. Among Ames' students was Ezra Pound and Ames has been credited with stimulating the poet's lifelong interest in history. Following Ames' death, Pound would write that though they had no more contact than "perhaps two or three letters" in the previous decades, he continued to harbor a "strong, personal affection" towards Ames, citing this as proof of "humanity overcoming all systems of invented partition". (Full article...)

Nonspecific date 2[edit]

Muhammad I of Granada[edit]

Muhammad I (red tunic and shield) leading his troops

Muhammad I (1195 – 22 January 1273) was the first ruler of the Emirate of Granada, the last independent Muslim state on the Iberian Peninsula. He first took power in his native Arjona in 1232, during a brief rebellion against Ibn Hud. During late 1230s, he gained control over Spain's southern cities, including Granada, Almería and Málaga. He then settled in Granada and became the most powerful Muslim leader in the peninsula. Under attack from Castile, he was forced to become a vassal of Ferdinand III in 1246. A peace with Castile followed until 1264 when he assisted an unsuccessful rebellion of Castile's newly conquered Muslim subjects. In 1266 his former allies, the Banu Ashqilula, rebelled against him with help from Castile. This conflict was still unresolved in 1273 when Muhammad died after falling off his horse. The emirate lasted for several more centuries until it was annexed by Castile in 1492. Muhammad I also started the construction of Alhambra, a palace and fortress complex that were to become the emirate's seat of power and its lasting legacy. (Full article...)

* Note: I still need to work on shortening the blurb

Nonspecific date 3[edit]

Nonspecific date 4[edit]

Specific date nominations[edit]