Wikipedia:WikiProject The Simpsons/Featured topic Drive/season 8

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Mission Accomplished

This is a page to document the effort to make Season 8 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 chose Season 8 because it already had 3 GAs and an FA. 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 GANs. Reviewers and copyediters are extremely helpful.
  • Work on improving an article to A-class or featured status. 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 8 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 GAs & FAs.
    • In order to claim an article, simply put your name next to it and move it to the "Claimed articles that are not GANs". If you do not own the DVDs, then add a note and somebody will help.
  • The WP:FT recommendations state that each article should have been peer reviewed. It is not a necessity, but it certainly isn't that difficult.
  • Another recommendation is that topics should have under 20 articles, but I don't think it's that big of a deal because it is in a series.




  1. Featured list The Simpsons (season 8) (Maitch) - May 12, 2007


  1. Featured article Homer's Phobia (Gran2) - March 26, 2007
  2. Featured article Homer's Enemy (Scorpion) - May 7, 2007
  3. Featured article You Only Move Twice (Scorpion) - July 31, 2007


  1. Good article Treehouse of Horror VII (Scorpion) - April 1, 2007
  2. Good article The Homer They Fall (Scorpion) - April 13, 2007
  3. Good article Burns, Baby Burns (Scorpion) - April 16, 2007
  4. Good article Bart After Dark (Scorpion) - April 14, 2007
  5. Good article A Milhouse Divided (Scorpion) - May 4, 2007
  6. Good article Lisa's Date with Density (Gran2) - April 13, 2007
  7. Good article The Twisted World of Marge Simpson (Gran2) - April 18, 2007
  8. Good article Hurricane Neddy (Scorpion/JameiLei) - April 26, 2007
  9. Good article El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer) (Gran2) - April 13, 2007
  10. Good article The Springfield Files (Gran2) - April 13, 2007
  11. Good article Mountain of Madness (Scorpion) - May 8, 2007
  12. Good article Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious (Scorpion) - April 16, 2007
  13. Good article The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show (Gran2) - March 14, 2007
  14. Good article Brother from Another Series (Scorpion) - April 13, 2007
  15. Good article My Sister, My Sitter (Scorpion & Maitch) - May 23, 2007
  16. Good article Homer vs. The Eighteenth Amendment (Gran2) - April 16, 2007
  17. Good article Grade School Confidential (Gran2) May 11, 2007
  18. Good article The Canine Mutiny (Gran2) - April 13, 2007
  19. Good article The Old Man and the Lisa (Scorpion) - May 3, 2007
  20. Good article In Marge We Trust (Gran2) - May 8, 2007
  21. Good article The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase (Gran2) - April 14, 2007
  22. Good article The Secret War of Lisa Simpson (Scorpion) - May 12, 2007

Featured topic box[edit]

26 articles
Featured article The Simpsons (season 8)
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Good article "Treehouse of Horror VII"
Featured article "You Only Move Twice"
Good article "The Homer They Fall"
Good article "Burns, Baby Burns"
Good article "Bart After Dark"
Good article "A Milhouse Divided"
Good article "Lisa's Date with Density"
Good article "Hurricane Neddy"
Good article "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer (The Mysterious Voyage of Homer)"
Good article "The Springfield Files"
Good article "The Twisted World of Marge Simpson"
Good article "Mountain of Madness"
Good article "Simpsoncalifragilistic expiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious"
Good article "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show"
Featured article "Homer's Phobia"
Good article "Brother from Another Series"
Good article "My Sister, My Sitter"
Good article "Homer vs. the Eighteenth Amendment"
Good article "Grade School Confidential"
Good article "The Canine Mutiny"
Good article "The Old Man and the Lisa"
Good article "In Marge We Trust"
Featured article "Homer's Enemy"
Good article "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase"
Good article "The Secret War of Lisa Simpson"

Archived Featured topic candidate discussion[edit]

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.