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Spanish conquest of the Maya[edit]

5 articles
Good article Spanish conquest of the Maya
Good articleSpanish conquest of Chiapas
Featured articleSpanish conquest of Guatemala
Featured articleSpanish conquest of Petén
Good articleSpanish conquest of Yucatán


I've not nominated a Good Topic before, and am wondering if the above group is suitable for nomination. Any feedback appreciated. Best regards, Simon Burchell (talk) 17:04, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Topic seems to be fine. Nergaal (talk) 18:05, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
Agreed, you're good; though you should create a book for the topic and pick a (free-use) image to represent it before you nominate. --PresN 19:36, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
That's great, many thanks. Simon Burchell (talk) 19:46, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

William Burges[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if somebody could tell me what would be required for a featured article topic on Burges. Would it have to include all of his buildings with articles and furniture pieces?♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:46, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

A topic needs a minimum of 3 articles. List of buildings by William Burges would be the second one. Unless there is another separate, stand-alone article or list on his life or awards, the only way to have a topic about him is to include a good chunk of his work, presumably at least the most important works like the grade-1 ones. Nergaal (talk) 19:40, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Hrabri-class submarines[edit]

G'day all, I have not previously nominated a Good Topic, but was hoping for some feedback on this:

3 articles
Good article Hrabri-class submarine
Yugoslav submarine Hrabri.jpg
Good article Hrabri
Good article Nebojša


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Peacemaker67 (talkcontribs) 02:20, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Everything seems to be in order. If you nominate it, it would probably pass.-- 02:18, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I will. Regards, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 02:31, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
I nominated it here. Hopefully I got everything right. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 23:00, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

FT criteria clarification[edit]

For anybody watching this page I would appreciate some further input at Wikipedia_talk:Featured_topic_criteria#Intro_para_as_requirement_for_FT. Nergaal (talk) 19:15, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Election of 1880[edit]

I hopa to create a featured topic on the United States presidential election, 1880 some time in the next few months. I've been kind of puzzled over the parameters, though. I had been going forward under the formula that the topic would include articles on: the election itself, candidates who received more than 1% of the popular vote, the party conventions that nominated those candidates, and any other contenders at those conventions who polled more than 10% of the delegates' votes for the nomination (there's a chart on my user page that lists them all). Is this a reasonable list of articles? The last group, the also-rans, was particularly hard to quantify, and 10% is kind of an arbitrary figure. I'd be grateful for any advice. --Coemgenus (talk) 15:21, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

  • I think the 5 candidates, 2 conventions (maybe the 3rd too), the results breakdown list, and possibly the 2 VP nominees that got votes. Nergaal (talk) 20:53, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
    • Hmm. It's going to be difficult to make even a GA for the obscure candidate who got all of 700 votes. I guess I'll concentrate on something else. Thanks for the feedback. --Coemgenus (talk) 13:48, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
      • I did not realize he got only 100 votes. You can probably skip him. 3 candidates (not 100% sure about the 4th), 2 conventions, and results breakdown should suffice (maybe also the winning VP?). Nergaal (talk) 14:44, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
        • Yeah, the 4th (Dow) is borderline for me, too, but he's fairly well-known. A GA shouldn't be too difficult to put together. Same goes for the results breakdown, I guess. Thanks again. --Coemgenus (talk) 16:03, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas II You[edit]

Would every linked article in the track listing have to ba a GA for a Good Article Topic, or just the ones that Mariah has an article for? (One Child, When Christmas Comes, Oh Santa, Christmas Time Is in the Air Again, Auld Lang Syne New Years Anthem)?  — Calvin999 19:44, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

I say just the songs that are hers, rather than covers of classics that don't have an article about her version. Though, I'd add "All I Want for Christmas Is You"; even though that article isn't primarily about the specific version that's on this album but instead the one on her first Christmas album, it was still a Mariah Carey song and the article does discuss the remix from this album. --PresN 21:43, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
In the past, all the songs that have articles were required. That is, if she has a cover of a song famous enough to have its own article, that one needs to be GA too. However, only singles and particularly notable songs require separate articles, not all the songs on the album. Nergaal (talk) 22:10, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
So the 5 I mentioned above + AIWFCIY is what I can submit? The others are either songs which have been covered by a hell of a lot of people, or Christmas carols, one is actually a TV show.  — Calvin999 08:00, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
Based on the previous successful noms I've seen, the topic would include all 12 articles. Nergaal (talk) 14:27, 23 September 2015 (UTC)