Wikipedia talk:Featured topics
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- I've moved the page and added a bit of text to format it similar to TFA/Stats and TFL. Many thanks for your nice work. Nergaal (talk) 11:20, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
I was wondering what other people think about this. Since the topic itself is just a template, does anyone think it is a good idea that a template page contain a 1-paragraph blurb also? This text would be hidden from transclusions by the noinclude option, but if somebody stumbles upon the template page of the topic, they get an idea what the topic is about. The signpost does a relatively good job at introducing a topic so here is how the last promoted FT would look like:
Looking Glass Studios was an American video game developer founded in 1990 as Blue Sky Productions by Paul Neurath in Salem, New Hampshire. The company's first game was Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss in 1992, which received widespread critical acclaim and sold nearly 500,000 units. Looking Glass proceeded to develop titles in multiple genres, including role-playing, sports, flight simulation, and stealth video games. These titles were primarily published by Origin Systems, Electronic Arts and Eidos Interactive, with three titles self-published by Looking Glass Studios
17 articlesLooking Glass Studios video games
- I like it. Since Featured Topics are now on appearing on the main page, it might be best if they have something to get insight on what the topic the articles apart is about. GamerPro64 14:23, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
Hello all. I am just warning you guys that Battle of Marathon is at a Good Article Reassessment here. Battle of Marathon is part of the Battles of the Greco-Persian Wars good topic which will have to be demoted if Battle of Marathon is demoted. -- NickGibson3900 Talk 05:38, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
- Thank you for the heads up. I will be watchlisting the reassessment to see what the results of the review will be. GamerPro64 15:15, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Dec 2014 milestones
There are currently 135 FTs, 267 GTs, and some 86 or 87 former topics. By the end of 2014, there were over 400 featured or good topics. For comparison here is a table with EoY counts.
|Date||FTs||GTs||Total topics||Yearly change||Of which demotions|
(FTs and GTs split)
A really slow year for GTs, partially because wp:CUP stopped incentivizing topics since 2012, and because there has been a notable tendency to merge GTs into much, much larger topics. On the other hand, the +13 FTs this year is the largest yearly gain since 2009, and it also includes a few losses to mergers. Nergaal (talk) 23:04, 16 December 2014 (UTC)