Wikipedia:WikiProject The Simpsons/Featured topic Drive/season 20

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This is a page to document the effort to make Season 20 a Featured topic. There really is no reason why we are doing it. We just thought it would be neat to get a Simpsons season to Featured topic status and basically chose Season 20 due to expressed interest from other editors. Also, a (very) long term goal of the Simpsons WikiProject is to get every episode page to GA status and this is a helpful way to get started.

Any questions? Just leave them on the talk page.


If you would like to participate, there are several ways. You could:

  • Help clean up articles that are already GAs or GACs. Reviewers and copyediters are EXTREMELY helpful.
  • Work on improving an article so it is A class or of FA quality. Having every article be an FA is not a requirement, but having a few helps.
  • Claim an article that is unclaimed and get it to GA status.
    • The Season 10 DVDs are helpful, but not required. One could simply clean up everything but the production section and then wait for somebody who owns the DVDs to add one.
    • The articles should all be modelled after the current GA & FAs.
    • In order to claim an article, simply put your name next to it and move it to the "Claimed articles that are not GACs". If you do not own the DVDs, then add a note and somebody will help.
Help out as a GA reviewer

Note: You can also help out by pitching in to clear the ever-present backlog at WP:GAN, specifically by reviewing articles above those GA candidates in the queue of the subsection where WP:DOH-related GACs are waiting. This will help to speed up the process, while helping other uninvolved editors get their articles reviewed too, and also hopefully it will be fun for you to learn about the Good article criteria and review process.

Additional note: Please pick GACs to review of articles you have not been involved in as a significant contributor, articles unrelated to WP:DOH, and also of users you don't generally encounter. In this regard you will be an impartial GA reviewer, and learn more about a wider range of topics as well.




  1. Featured list none at this time


  1. Featured article none at this time


  1. Good article "Treehouse of Horror XIX"
  2. Good article "Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words"
  3. Good article "In the Name of the Grandfather"

Good article candidates[edit]

  1. Good article nominee none at this time

Claimed articles that are not GACs[edit]

Articles in need of work[edit]

  1. The Simpsons (season 20)
  2. "Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes"
  3. "Lost Verizon"
  4. "Double, Double, Boy in Trouble"
  5. "Dangerous Curves"
  6. "Mypods and Boomsticks"
  7. "The Burns and the Bees"
  8. "Lisa the Drama Queen"
  9. "Take My Life, Please"
  10. "How the Test Was Won"
  11. "No Loan Again, Naturally"
  12. "Gone Maggie Gone"
  13. "Wedding for Disaster"
  14. "Eeny Teeny Maya Moe"
  15. "The Good, the Sad and the Drugly"
  16. "Father Knows Worst"
  17. "Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh"
  18. "Four Great Women and a Manicure"
  19. "Coming to Homerica"

FT Criteria[edit]

A featured topic (or a good topic) is a collection of articles or lists that represents Wikipedia's best work in covering a subject comprehensively and with items of consistently good quality. In addition to meeting the requirements for all Wikipedia articles by all of its constituents, a good or featured topic has the following attributes.

  1. It is a set of similar, interrelated articles or lists that cover a specific topic.
    (a) There are at least three distinct articles or lists.
    (b) The articles or lists have a clear similarity with each other under a well-defined topical scope.
    (c) All articles or lists in the topic are linked together, preferably using a template, and share a common category or super-category.
    (d) There are no obvious gaps (missing or low quality articles) in the topic. A topic must not cherry pick only the best articles to become featured together.
    (e) For overview topics, every article within the scope of the topic that is not included in the topic should also be within the scope of a non-lead article that is included in the topic.
  2. The topic has an introductory and summary lead article or list.
  3. Each article or list is of high quality, including the referencing.
    (a) With featured topics only:
    (i) At least one half (50%) of the items are featured class (featured articles or featured lists), with a minimum of two featured items.
    (ii) All other articles are good articles.
    (b) With good topics only:
    (i) All items are at least featured lists or good articles.
    (c) Items that are ineligible for featured article, featured list or good article status, either due to their limited subject matter (in the case of lists only) or due to inherent instability (in the case of either articles or lists), must have passed an individual quality audit that included a completed peer review, with all important problems fixed. Such items do not count towards criteria 1(a), 3(a)(ii), or 3(b)(i).

In addition to the mandatory criteria above, it is recommended that all topics meet the following optional criteria:

  • The topic should contain an introductory paragraph that summarized the topic for any reader who might want to find more about it. This paragraph should be a short version of the introduction of the lead article. See this for a specific example.
  • The structure of the articles is similar, with the same section titles and order where possible.
  • The articles use a common infobox where appropriate.
  • The topic has a free use image to accompany and represent the topic, preferably a featured picture if at all possible.
  • The topic is not overly large nor needlessly small. There is no maximum number of articles, but if something is far larger than existing topics, it might be wise to split it into subtopics. For example, science fiction films would be too large a topic, but Star Trek films would be of appropriate scope. Conversely, a topic should not be excessively sub-divided; an all-encompassing topic of five articles is better than two topics of three each. These guidelines do not apply to items in a clear series (every article from 1st Canadian Parliament to 40th Canadian Parliament could be included in one topic), or those dictated by geography (for example, states of the USA).
  • The topic does not overly overlap with a current good or featured topic.
  • 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 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.
  • To avoid wasting time, the topic should not have any active Good article nominations, Good article reassessments, Featured article reviews, Featured article removal candidates, Featured list candidates, or Featured list removal candidates when nominated for good or featured topic, and should only have Peer reviews or Featured article candidates if the result does not affect whether the topic meets the good/featured topic criteria. Please have all required processes done before nominating. Nominations with one or more articles involved in a process mentioned above may result in a quick fail.