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DateProcessResult
February 28, 2006Featured portal candidateNot promoted
October 3, 2014Featured portal candidateNot promoted

Featured content table numbers

In the table under Lists of featured content, the number of former featured articles has a thousands comma and the numbers in the top row don't. I tried to find where these numbers are being formatted but couldn't figure out how the series of transclusions works. —Nizolan (talk) 20:35, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Cut down on the weird links

Since this page is the third link in the main sidebar, and gets 5,000 daily pageviews (!), can we trim it of some of the weird links? The table at the beginning is confusing and unappealing even to an editor like me—entries like "3493 / T" or "FLRC / T" aren't going to be parseable to the average reader of Wikipedia. I'd say we don't really want an interested reader who's never edited to be directly clicking on a link to Wikipedia talk:Featured topics anyway—the description at Wikipedia:Featured topics would be a better overview and from there they could investigate some of the internal links further if they were keen. And the main FA, FL, FT, FP links are already present at the top of the lists of recently promoted content. So I propose we scrap this table entirely.

Then there's also the odd collection of links under the header "Featured content procedures"; I can't imagine that the first two are even useful to any editors and none of the links are great for a casual reader. Again, I'd like to scrap it entirely. And lastly, the "Shortcuts" box is too cluttered and distracting to a reader who just clicked on a sidebar link—I'd trim it to just "P:FC". I'm posting here rather than just editing because I'd like to hear other people's thoughts, but if there's no response I'll likely take that as consensus and implement these suggestions in a week. Bilorv (he/him) (talk) 12:12, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

I've implemented all of these changes. I also removed a Signpost template that hasn't been used since 2014. Bilorv (he/him) (talk) 16:03, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Requested move 5 December 2019

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review after discussing it on the closer's talk page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

The result of the move request was: moved (pending technical request). Editors who support the move argue that having this page in the Wikipedia namespace would be consistent with similar pages, such as Wikipedia:Featured articles and Wikipedia:Featured lists. (non-admin closure) — Newslinger talk 17:21, 14 December 2019 (UTC)


Portal:Featured contentWikipedia:Featured contentWikipedia:Contents was just moved. I believe this and Portal:Current events should be moved as well to be consistent. Interstellarity (talk) 19:07, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

  • Support move to project space. This was originally in the project space and was unilaterally moved to the Portal space without discussion. UnitedStatesian (talk) 22:25, 5 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Support logical change back.--Moxy 🍁 22:35, 5 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Support this is definitely more of a project page than a portal page.BrandonXLF (talk) 19:54, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Content pages should never be placed at Wikipedia namespace. --NaBUru38 (talk) 17:23, 9 December 2019 (UTC)
The page begins "Featured content in Wikipedia" indicating that it's a page about Wikipedia content. DexDor (talk) 18:25, 9 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. Wikipedia namespace is a better location for this page. Note: Most/all of the other language equivalents are in a W- (rather than a P-) namespace. DexDor (talk) 18:21, 9 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Support Since other Wikipedias use the Wikioeida namespace for their equivalents and that featured content is a internal process and not a topic in itself. Dq209 (talk) 14:22, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Support to make consistent with Wikipedia:Featured articles, Wikipedia:Featured lists etc. the wub "?!" 00:37, 11 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Support per Status quo ante bellum --Guerillero | Parlez Moi 16:09, 12 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Support. My inclination is like that of User:NaBUru38, but I see good rebuttals by several editors which make sense. This is not a portal page. Based on common practice and examples given in the move request, this page should be moved to Wikipedia pagespace. BusterD (talk) 19:40, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.