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The requests page is currently accepting nominations from May 11 to June 10.

Articles do not have to have a connection to a particular date to appear as the TFA.
Articles can also be nominated (in the "non-specific dates" section) for scheduling on any free date.

Potential requests for dates before May 10, 2018, can be entered below.


Date Article Reason Primary author(s) Added by (if different)
April 28 Thomas Crisp Why Jackyd101 Cas Liber
May 4 Battle of the Coral Sea Why Cla68 and others Dank (per Hawkeye7)
May 8 Myst III: Exile Why David Fuchs Cas Liber
May 20 Here We Go Again (Ray Charles song) Why TonyTheTiger
May 28 Menacer Why Czar
June 12 Roy Phillipps Why Ian Rose
June 14 The Last of Us Why Rhain
June 23 June 1941 uprising in eastern Herzegovina Why Peacemaker67
July 1 2012 Tour de France Why BaldBoris
July 1 Grey jay Why Ivanvector, Casliber Zanimum
July 10 Grace Sherwood Why Pumpkin Sky, Wehwalt
July 14 God of War III Why JDC808
July 16 Project Y Why Hawkeye7
July 28 Yugoslav monitor Sava Why Peacemaker67
August 4 Rare Replay Why Czar
August 31 Meteorological history of Hurricane Ivan Why Hurricanehink
August 31 Hatsune Miku Why Justsize, Shinkansen Fan
September 22 INS Vikrant (R11) Why Krishna Chaitanya Velaga
September 25-27 Halo 3 Why David Fuchs Casliber
September 28 Myst IV: Revelation Why David Fuchs Casliber
October 1 The Founding Ceremony of the Nation Why Wehwalt
October 2-10 1926 World Series Why Nishkid64
October 3 Dark Angel (TV series) Why Freikorp
October 4 Dave Gallaher Why Shudde
October 17 Interstate 69 in Michigan Why Imzadi1979
October 18 William H. Seward Why Wehwalt
October 21 Steve Lukather Why Laser brain Jayron32
October 26 Don't Say You Love Me (M2M song) Why Freikorp
October 31 Ninety-five Theses Why jfhutson
November 2 God of War: Ghost of Sparta Why JDC808
November 5 Guy Fawkes Night Why Parrot of Doom Super Nintendo Chalmers
November 21 Interstate 96 Why Imzadi1979 Dank
December 6 Halifax Explosion Why Nikkimaria, Resolute NoGhost
December 14 Morihei Ueshiba Why Yunshui Gerda Arendt
December 22 Blast Corps Why Czar
January 24, 2018 August Meyszner Why Peacemaker67 Peacemaker67
February 2 Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 125 Why Gerda Arendt

George Bernard Shaw cat[edit]

Did someone mean to break the category on Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/George Bernard Shaw? Le Deluge (talk) 00:24, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

The Heart of a Woman TFAR[edit]

I just scheduled The Heart of a Woman for April 4, but there seems to be something odd about the nomination -- perhaps it was substed? Pinging Crisco 1492, who's done this many more times than I have, and Jimfbleak, who may be able to figure it out. Chris/Jim, I'm leaving it as is since I don't want to make things worse and I'm not sure what gets done as part of the subst. Let me know what to do and I'll do it manually; perhaps just manually make it resemble other completed TFARs is all that's needed? Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 02:26, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

  • Gerda appears to have not copied over the full template. I've closed.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 03:09, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:33, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Discussion at WT:TFA about scheduling TFA without the consent of the primary author(s)[edit]

WT:TFA#Discussion about scheduling TFA without the consent of the primary author(s) might be of interest, in case there are people who have this page on their watchlist but not WT:TFA. BencherliteTalk 16:45, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Here We Go Again (Ray Charles song) May 20 nomination (50th anniversary of chart debut)[edit]

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Here We Go Again (Ray Charles song) already exists. Can someone help me make a second nomination.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 13:44, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

I've deleted the existing page, so just follow the usual instructions, but don't worry about the blurb, I'll do that. - Dank (push to talk) 13:48, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

TFA and birthday anniversaries[edit]

In the light of two TFARs for May 2017 using the article subject's birthday as a date rationale, may I suggest that we adopt a policy whereby the birthday anniversaries of mass murderers, serial killers and other similarly "controversial" types are not accepted on our main page? This is not to say that the articles themselves should not run on other dates, but we should beware any suggestion that we are celebrating these gruesome lives. It should be noted that in neither of the two May cases were the articles' main editors responsible for the nomination. Brianboulton (talk) 18:18, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

I do not disagree with your rationale. But while this is being discussed, could you suggest how a specific date would be chosen to run such a TFA? — Maile (talk) 19:28, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
Most dates are unconnected with either the individuals or their misdeeds, and the coordinators could select any of these neutral dates where the article's main page appearance is less likely to cause offence. Brianboulton (talk) 20:17, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
Oklahoma City bombing was run on the anniversary date of the event. — Maile (talk) 20:27, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
- but not on MacVeigh's birthday. I think it's for the coordinators to decide whether event anniversaries are approporiate. Brianboulton (talk) 23:01, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

July 1[edit]

Just realized the time limit on nominations, so I'm parking this here. -- Zanimum (talk) 12:09, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Grey jay[edit]

Grey jay

The grey jay (Perisoreus canadensis), also gray jay, Canada jay, or whisky jack, is a passerine bird of the family Corvidae. It is found in boreal forests of North America north to the tree line, and in the Rocky Mountains subalpine zone south to New Mexico and Arizona. Grey jays live year-round on permanent territories in coniferous forests, surviving in winter months on food cached throughout their territory in warmer periods. The birds form monogamous mating pairs, with pairs accompanied on their territories by a third juvenile from the previous season. Grey jays adapt to human activity in their territories and are known to approach humans for food, inspiring a list of colloquial names including "lumberjack", "camp robber", and "venison-hawk". The birds form monogamous mating pairs, with pairs accompanied on their territories by a third juvenile from the previous season. Grey jays adapt to human activity in their territories and are known to approach humans for food, inspiring a list of colloquial names including "lumberjack", "camp robber", and "venison-hawk". The species is associated with mythological figures of several First Nations cultures, including Wisakedjak, a benevolent figure whose name was anglicized to Whiskyjack. In 2016, an online poll and expert panel conducted by Canadian Geographic magazine selected the grey jay as the national bird of Canada, although the designation is not formally recognized. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): Mangrove swallow
  • Main editors: Ivanvector Casliber
  • Promoted: 13 February 2017
  • Reasons for nomination: July 1 is the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation. There are few FAs not yet on the main page related to Canada, notably this and the Halifax Explosion, which is having its centennial later this year. This article is about a species that's been named "Canada's national bird", and additionally has a place in Canada's indigenous cultures including the Wisakedjak, so it seems quite suitable for this milestone Canada Day.

It appears that 27 Wikipedias have articles on the grey jay.

While Casliber has had various main page articles, this is the first FAC Ivanvector has to their name, according to their user page. -- Zanimum (talk) 11:59, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

  • Support as nominator. Zanimum (talk) 11:59, 26 April 2017 (UTC)