Wikipedia talk:Featured picture candidates

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FPCs needing feedback
Assassination of President Lincoln (color) - Currier and Ives.jpg Delist and Replace: Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
John Lorimer Worden - Mathew Brady - right photograph.jpg John Lorimer Worden
Alex White by Kyle Cassidy L1000194.jpg Alex White
Emma Smith DeVoe by James & Bushnell - No photographer stamp.jpg Emma Smith DeVoe
Ebola Virus - Electron Micrograph.tiff Ebola virus


Featured pictures not used in any articles[edit]

I ran a computer program to check whether all our featured pictures are used in articles, and found that the following 167 images weren't:

  • Now used. GMGtalk 17:14, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm confused. There's the image titled above, but there's also File:Inveraray Castle - south-west facade.jpg currently used on the article, although it looks like the latter was previously the same as the former but was overwritten with a totally new image. I'm having a hard time imagining how that was done in compliance with COM:OVERWRITE. GMGtalk 16:43, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Eww. Manila is a mess of image over-saturation, with tons of sandwiching and wonky formatting. Recommend a sharp hatchet. GMGtalk 13:43, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

I suspect many of these have been superceded in articles or bumped by newbies so need to be dealt with on a case by case basis. MER-C 12:14, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Some of them may have been swapped out over the years by people trying to promote their own images or for various other reasons, and on inspection might turn out to still be much better than whatever's there now. Probably best to go through them with a fine-tooth comb and consider going through the FP replacement process for those that have a clearly better image used now...  — Amakuru (talk) 12:16, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Agreed. I just booted two low resolution pictures from about 40 different articles in exchange for File:Pont du Gard BLS.jpg. If only replace nominations weren't as risky... MER-C 12:52, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

FPC urgents[edit]

Three of the items on the list are at four supports, no opposes (Carrie Chapman Catt, LED display, Under the chestnut tree). As the list is a bit long, it might be a good idea to try and pull them off the urgents list as soon as they hit five. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.2% of all FPs 00:32, 12 December 2018 (UTC) Never mind, two passed. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.2% of all FPs 04:57, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Continuing a discussion from Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/Grey square optical illusion 2[edit]

I'm aware these sorts of discussions can derail a nom, so... Let's do it here?

While I can't imagine that's a problem in this case, where the image is so well recreated, I think that's a little dangerous for OTHER nominations: What if the article editors reject the change, and we instantly end up with an unused FP? This seems a dangerous rule, especially for things like (for example) the Mary Cassatt image also being D&R'd at the moment, where there's a major change in appearance.

I think it's most dangerous where the image is rarely used. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.2% of all FPs 05:03, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

I've long thought that use in articles at the moment of the nomination should be a factor in determining encyclopedic value rather than an absolute requirement. The decision of which image to include in the article should, simply, take place on the article talk page. If editors there change it, that should have no bearing on something that has been promoted. Likewise, if something is evaluated to have high encyclopedic value, that it is not currently used shouldn't mean it's automatically declined. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 05:29, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
Agree with Rhododendrites and Adam - it's not FPC's job to decide what images are used in articles. The change should take place at the article first, then when it reaches here it has already gone past the eyes of the editors most likely to spot subject-specific issues. TSP (talk) 12:23, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
Adam Cuerden Yeah, but than how should someone initiate a delist and replace nomination. Should they replace the current featured picture? If the d&r nomination ends without consensus for replacement and the current FP isn't re-added to any articles, than it ends up automatically delisted. (Because unused FPs can't retain that status.) Armbrust The Homunculus 14:37, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
That sounds right. If an FP is no longer of use to any article - because it's been replaced - yet the replacement for whatever reason doesn't get featured, then probably neither should be featured. That's the same as what happens if an FP is replaced with a completely different, unfeatureworthy image. TSP (talk) 15:52, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
I could see maybe making an exception if a very new user was going around doing a switch beforehand to a low-quality image, but then, I'm pretty sure that'd be reverted anyway. 07:25, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Carrie Chapman Catt[edit]

I hate to ask, but could I get a few more eyes on this? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.2% of all FPs 00:51, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Sorry mate. Saw it now. Its a shame for it to go down like that. Please ping me next time you renominate her. The Herald (Benison) (talk) 02:01, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
@The Herald: No worries. As I've said elsewhere (I work with WP:Women in Red), it happens sometimes; best thing to do is not worry, wait a month or so, and then renominate. It passed on Commons, so there's definitely reason to think there's nothing inherently wrong with the image that'd block promotion; it's just participation isn't perfect right now. We have four images in Template:FPC urgents just now; it's not unexpected that we're going to struggle for quorums. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.2% of all FPs 15:23, 17 December 2018 (UTC)