Wikipedia talk:Featured topics

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If you have any questions about a topic you are working on you can ask them at Featured topic questions. This page is primarily for discussion on featured topics in general and their place within Wikipedia.

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) 19:16, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Alkali metals[edit]

Is Category:Wikipedia featured topics Alkali metals featured content supposed to exist? It has a couple of members, but the page doesn't exist. SpinningSpark 15:55, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

That was an oversight on my part. Took care of it. GamerPro64 17:10, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Topic critera[edit]

It's been over a year since the suggestion to have a paragraph has been implemented and it seems to me it is not a major obstacle. I propose to add another criteria explicitly requiring "topics promoted from 2017 on to have a descriptive paragraph explaining how the topic is linked together, which mentions most of the articles covered in the topic".

ps: I'll merge the other dead talkpages Nergaal (talk) 09:56, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

I've merged most of the talkpages here[edit]

Since there is little activity, whoever might still be following this, I've merged almost all the talkpages here and linked the relevant archives. Nergaal (talk) 17:30, 28 March 2017 (UTC)


Octopussy, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. AIRcorn (talk) 23:22, 5 April 2018 (UTC)


    — The Transhumanist    13:19, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Parent article requirement[edit]

I'm trying to get the macroraptorial sperm whale articles–Livyatan, Zygophyseter, Brygmophyseter, and Acrophyseter–to GA or higher, but I'm wondering, in order to nominate for this, the necessity for a macroraptorial sperm whale parent article? Does a parent article absolutely have to exist?   User:Dunkleosteus77 |push to talk  02:38, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured topics/Asteroid belt[edit]

I have to point to point this out. Wikipedia:Featured topics/Asteroid belt fails the 3.a.i WP:WIAFT criteria and therefore it should be moved to WP:GT. 2A02:2F0D:81D:1E00:954:823D:C85A:D42A (talk) 11:45, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up. GamerPro64 02:18, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Proposal for featured topic box[edit]

On the talk page of the template used for good and featured topics, I have proposed that a parameter be added. If interested, please comment here --DannyS712 (talk) 06:19, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Good topic Question(s)[edit]

Hi. I've been doing work around Children's books articles and have a few Good Articles to my name. I am curious, admittedly for purposes of the WikiCup, whether a topic like 2010s Caldecott Medal Winners (e.g. the 10 books from 2010 - 2019) would meet the eligibility criteria for a good topic or whether this is too much a cherry picking. Similarly what about Year X Caldecotts which would encompass both the medal winner and honor books (generally 3 - 7 books per year)? Thanks for any feedback and Best wishes, Barkeep49 (talk) 22:13, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Potential Snooker Good Topics[edit]

Hi! I'm hoping you can help me with information as if the following is a suitible good topic, or if I would require different articles; rather than the ones I have illustrated. The good topics would be on the Triple Crown (snooker) events, per season. Obviously there is a lot to do on this, but if someone could let me know if this is suitible or not, I will know what to work on.

3 articles
List-Class article 201/18 Snooker Triple Crown events
B-Class article 2018 Masters
Good article 2017 UK Championship
Good article 2018 World Snooker Championship

Would I need to also work on Snooker season 2017/2018? Or is this not a suitible topic? Sadly, there's no article on the Triple Crown per season, but arguably the season article covers this. I've never done a GT before, so I'm a bit lost, sadly. Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 16:09, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

As per this above, any ideas if this is suitable? Best Wishes, Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 15:30, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
3 articles
List-Class article 2017/18 Snooker Triple Crown events
Good article 2018 Masters
Good article 2017 UK Championship
Featured article 2018 World Snooker Championship

Portal:Featured topics listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Portal:Featured topics. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. Legacypac (talk) 01:16, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Featured topic categories[edit]

Why are there categories for each featured topic for both the good and featured content? Before opening a mass cfd, I wanted to see if there is something I'm missing. I'll note that there are currently 406 empty categories in the form "__featured topics__". Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 06:42, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Article merged as part of GT[edit]

Meteorological history of Cyclone Leon–Eline was a part of Wikipedia:Featured topics/1999–2000 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season, until I merged the article today per editor consensus. I think I know the answer, but what's the proper procedure for updating the topic? ♫ Hurricanehink (talk) 16:04, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

Moving a good topic[edit]

The Central Link stations Good topic will need to be moved to accommodate the lead article's subject being renamed to the Red Line (Sound Transit) this week. Is there anything special that needs to be done or would a regular pagemove suffice? SounderBruce 06:43, 22 September 2019 (UTC)